Since 2010, all six Wood County public school districts have participated in the Get Active Farm to School program. The program includes Harvest of the Month local food taste tests, monthly classroom nutrition lessons for third through fifth-graders, school garden and greenhouse development and monthly educational newsletters for families and teachers.
Why serve local foods at schools? Students love the healthy, great-tasting fresh produce; schools benefit from higher meal participation; local farmers benefit from the expanded market; and the community benefits when purchases stay local.
Whether you are a school staff member who would like to offer Farm to School programs to your
students, or a parent/community member who would like to volunteer and support these
programs or a farmer who wants to support Farm to School contact Sue Anderson 715-347-
6460 or Beth Hanna 715-254-5373 for more information.
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