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Malory Foster
August 6th, 2015
While it is often challenging to venture from the daily demands of running a school food service operation to begin something new or develop an existing program, regional procurement is one improvement that is well worth the effort! The resulting improvement in the quality of school meals, participation, and employee job satisfaction are just the beginning. Local procurement also boosts the...
Justin Tuley
July 28th, 2015
The IDEA Public Schools farm program began in 2007 as a simple partnership with a local farm. Over the past eight years, the program has blossomed into three half-acre on-campus school farms, each growing vegetables that are delivered to the...
Jane Hirschi
July 16th, 2015
Young people need garden-based learning in their education, but how to get school gardens working in a sustainable way in high-need, urban public schools is proving to be a hurdle. Ripe for Change: Garden-Based Learning in Schools...

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Recommended Reading

Published: August 18, 2015
New York Times
A new poll finds a strong majority of Americans support healthy school food standards. (Photo: USDAgov via Flickr) 
Published: August 18, 2015
Mass. Farm to School
Download a new guide for serving culturally appropriate school meals. 
Published: August 11, 2015
The Guardian
A chef reflects on lessons learned cooking for children. 
Published: August 10, 2015
A look at what school gardens can teach children.