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Farm to School Regionally and Nationally

Throughout the region and the country, there are agencies and organizations doing great work to support farm to school. Below is a list of a few that have all kinds of farm-to-school resources that could be useful to you.

USDA LogoUSDA Farm to School 
USDA is supporting farm-to-school efforts through a number of initiatives and continues to look for ways to help facilitate this important connection. The USDA's Food and Nutrition Services website is a good place to go to stay informed of the legislative and regulatory changes that influence farm to school activities.

National Farm to School Network LogoNational Farm to School Network
The Farm to School Network connects schools (K-12) and local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in school cafeterias, improving student nutrition, providing agriculture, health and nutrition education opportunities, and supporting local and regional farmers.  WSDA's Tricia Kovacs is the Washington State Lead for the National Farm to School Network. The Lead Agency contact for the Western Region is Stacy Sobell at Ecotrust (ssobell@ecotrust.org) (503) 473-1004

Let's Move Web LogoLet's Move
The Let’s Move! campaign, started by First Lady Michelle Obama, has an ambitious national goal of solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation so that children born today will reach adulthood at a healthy weight. Let’s Move! combats the epidemic of childhood obesity through a comprehensive approach that engages every sector impacting the health of children and provides schools, families and communities simple tools to help kids be more active, eat better, and get healthy.

School Food Focus LogoSchool Food Focus
School Food Focus has the goal of transforming food options for children in urban schools. School Food Focus is a national initiative designed to enable meal programs in large, urban school districts to redirect food purchasing toward healthy, local and sustainable vendors. It addresses a critical need to surround children where they learn and play with the food they need to thrive, while playing a pivotal role in anchoring regional food systems.

Food Corps LogoFoodCorps
The vision for FoodCorps is to recruit young adults for a yearlong term of public service in school food systems. Once stationed, FoodCorps members will build Farm-to-School supply chains, expand food system and nutrition education programs, and build and tend school food gardens.

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Last Updated: 7/11/2013