Farm to School and ECE

Farm to School and ECE

As defined in the SNAP-Ed Toolkit, Farm to School “is a Policy, Systems, and Environmental (PSE) change and direct education intervention designed to improve access to local foods in pre-k to 12th grade school settings and provides education opportunities that encourage healthy eating behaviors. Farm to school empowers children and their families to make informed food choices while strengthening the local economy and contributing to vibrant communities.”

Rethinking Farm to School

Rethinking Farm to School, a project by the Center for Ecoliteracy, is designed to support CFHL, UCCE staff in their efforts of implementing farm to school programs and expanding local food procurement initiatives in SNAP-Ed eligible schools. Farm to school programs promote sustainable school communities through food accessibility, school gardens, and nutrition education.

The Center for Ecoliteracy created marketing resources aimed at supporting local procurement in schools. CFHL, UCCE staff can use these editable resources to promote farm to school programs.



Other Farm to School Resources