Chelsey Simpson - Farm to School Month RecapPublished by on
We celebrated National Farm to School during the entire month of October, and now it's time for a recap! Tune in this Thursday as broadcaster Sonja Langseth talks with Chelsey Simpson, Communications Associate with the National Farm to School Network, re-highlighting the organization's missions and goals.
Farm to school is the practice of sourcing local food for schools or preschools and providing agriculture, health and nutrition education opportunities, such as school gardens, farm field trips and cooking lessons. Farm to school improves the health of children and communities while supporting local and regional farmers. Since each Farm to School program is shaped by its unique community and region, the National Farm to School Network does not prescribe or impose a list of practices or products for the farm to school approach. The National Farm to School Network supports the work of local farm to school programs all over the country by providing free training and technical assistance, information services, networking, and support for policy, media and marketing activities.
For more information on National Farm to School, go to www.FarmToSchool.org