Pryor Public Schools received a Farm to School Planning Grant from USDA in the Fall of 2014. With such grant we have implemented school gardens. We have used fresh ingredients from such gardens in the cafeteria. Taste tests have been held with surveys used to identify likeability. We purchased equipment for the cafeterias. We have purchased books about nutrition and farming for the school libraries. We have also purchased nutrition information to hand out to the students to take home to their parents. We have really tried to use this grant to educate the students [and their parents] about eating local healthy foods. With planning and support, Farm to School can work in districts of any size!
Pryor Public Schools Cafeteria Manager