October is National #FarmtoSchool Month!
This year, we’re celebrating all of the people who go above and beyond to keep our kids connected
to healthy, local food – farmers, cafeteria workers, educators and more.
Learn more and join us in honoring them: farmtoschool.org/month
In celebration of National Farm to School Month, National Farm to School Network is recognizing the invaluable contributions community members across the nation make towards supporting and feeding children and families in our communities. These community members may go by many names – farmer, cafeteria worker, neighbor, teacher, gardener, volunteer, and more – but they’ve all risen to the call for collaboration, partnership and creativity to feed our nation’s kids and support equity and access in the food system. Who are your community food champions? Nominate them to receive a $500 honorarium and be named a National Farm to School Network Community Food Champion this October.
Learn more and submit your nomination at farmtoschool.org/champions.
Welcome to our new ChopChop Kids Club newsletter!
Are you home from school right now?
This is the perfect time to learn to cook—or, if you already know how to cook, to master some skills. Plus, if you can make a meal or two, you’ll be helping your family in such an important way (and your adults will be so happy). You might not be shopping much, so the trick will be using what you’ve already got at home. We have ideas about that.
News and Highlights
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WASHINGTON, June 29, 2020 – The Oklahoma Farm to School program has been awarded part of $12.1 million in Farm to School Grants – the most awarded since the grant program’s inception ‒ to 159 grantees – the most projects funded to date. These awards, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), will help bring fresh, local foods into schools and foster economic opportunity for America’s farmers over the next school year.
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Fresh, Healthy, Locally Grown Food for Good Health
Farm to School brings Oklahoma grown food into school cafeterias giving students the opportunity to taste farm fresh foods and learn how their food is grown. It inspires farmers to sell their products to schools and encourages schools to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables as well as other healthy, local products from Oklahoma farmers.
Farm-to-school efforts are taking place in over 2035 school districts in at least 39 states, including Oklahoma. Learn more about the program and how it is improving the health of school children and helping our local farmers