Media Coverage of Farm to School

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Newspaper Coverage of the Oklahoma Farm to School Program

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. PDF of article

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

 

Oklahoma Farm to School Garden of the Year Contest 2024

Oklahoma Farm to School Garden of the Year Contest 2024

School gardens are living laboratories that create teaching opportunities for nutrition, agriculture, and experiential education across all disciplines. School gardens can be an indoor herb garden in a windowsill of a classroom, outdoor raised beds, in-ground farms,...

Oklahoma Farm to School Garden of the Year Contest 2023

Oklahoma Farm to School Garden of the Year Contest 2023

The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture and Farm Bureau Women’s leadership team are excited to offer the 2023 School Garden Contest for our state. Applicants may be any public and private: PK-12 school, early childhood education facility, and alternative learning environment.

Deadline to enter: 11:59 PM on Friday, September 8, 2023

Online Training with Cooking for Kids

Online Training with Cooking for Kids

Oklahoma Cooking for Kids provides recipes, training and professional consultations for Oklahoma schools adjusting to the updated USDA school nutrition requirements. They work side by side with child nutrition professionals to determine positive changes to make in...

New resources available for classrooms, cafeterias and families 

New resources available for classrooms, cafeterias and families 

These free educational resources were created for classrooms, cafeterias and families to promote Oklahoma-grown vegetables and fruits offered during meals. The free online resources for cafeterias include posters and recipes promoting a variety of locally-grown specialty crops such as tomatoes, berries, watermelon, squash, asparagus, carrots, cucumbers, peppers, peaches, sweet potatoes, broccoli and radishes.  

Oklahoma Farm to School Receives Federal Grant

Oklahoma Farm to School Receives Federal Grant

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.

Oklahoma Farm to School Videos

Farm to Market Day – Tulsa Public Schools

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCx49dF82j8

 

Link to Farm to School TV

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.