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Sunday, November 1, 2015

FARM-TO-SCHOOL MEALS ARE HEALTHIER


The USDA reports that farm-to-school programs are associated with reduced plate waste, better acceptance of healthy meals, increased school meal participation, lower program costs, or increased support from parents and community members. Farm-to-school programs are now being operated in 42,000 schools, and schools purchased 55% more local food in the 2013–2014 school year than in the 2011–2012 school year.

Source: The Hill, 10/20/15