Media Coverage of Farm to SchoolSee what the media is saying about Farm to School
Daily Oklahoman mentioned Farm to School as a state program that can help in preventative health. “Preventative Health Measures Needed” – October 1, 2011
Article in the Daily Oklahoman mentions Farm to School as one of the state’s programs to help aid in combating childhood obesity.
Interview with Farm to School Coordinator Chris Kirby The Oklahoman recently published a question-and-answer session with Chris Kirby, the Farm to School Coordinator at the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry.
Food program brings together schools, farmers USAToday – 3/24/2008
Farm to School A Hit with Students Article by Kendra Blevins – GTR News Online
Edmond Schools Use Salad Bars, Farm to School Program to urge Nutrition Patty Miller – The Edmond Sun
Schools revise programs as prices rise – Pryor Daily News Putting food on the table
Oklahoma Farm to School News
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.
This week we’re celebrating oats and making a Mixed-Berry Crisp. You have probably eaten oats in oatmeal cookies or granola. They’re fun to cook with, and they’re wholesome and delicious, too! You can make the crisp with different fruits all summer long.
This week we’re making smoothies. Yogurt is something we usually have in the refrigerator, and we love combining it with fresh or frozen fruit and even some leafy greens to make smoothies. Take a look at what’s in your kitchen right now, and then use our mix-and-match chart to create your own combinations.
This week we’re focusing on rice. We like to keep a big bag of rice in our pantry to add to soups, top with beans, serve with stir-fries, use to make rice pudding, and so much more. Our Double-Vegetable Fried Rice is a great way to use up all sorts of leftovers. We even prefer using leftover rice, so make this recipe when your family needs a refrigerator clean-out.
This week we’re making bread. Yes, you can make your own bread at home—just like you see in the store or bakery!—and it’s easy. Baking bread is like one big science experiment. (Wait until you see how the dough rises!) And the results are delicious.
Introduction to Farm to School (2006)
Vici Grimes, Child Nutrition Director for Stillwater Public Schools with Connie Whitmore of Whitmore Farms, were one of the pioneers of the Oklahoma Farm to School Program. This video was produced in 2006 as an introduction to schools to the new Farm to School Program. Video was produced by the Oklahoma State Department of Education.