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The WSDA Farm-to-School Program is dedicated to fostering relationships between schools and agricultural producers in Washington State. Our goal is to support expanding economic opportunities for farmers while educating students about the connections between food, farming, health, and the environment. The program provides information, inspiration, assistance, and policy solutions for those working to supply healthy Washington-grown food and related education to youth in our State.
Our program provides the following assistance and services to schools and farms.
The Farm-to-School Program works closely with the WSDA Small Farms & Direct Marketing Program , the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction , WSU Small Farms Team and other partners around the state to facilitate and improve farm-to-school connections.
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Spend a full day with your producer & nutrition professional peers touring two regional farms, enjoying an on-farm meal, and then working in a school kitchen to prepare recipes using produce available for purchase from Washington farms. All recipes are designed to comply with the new USDA nutrition guidelines, and feature seasonally available Washington produce.
This training is certified for 6 CEUs through the Washington School Nutrition Association in the Key Area "Operations"
Once the collected data has been analyzed, we will publish the results and post a link here. Look for that by August 1, 2011.
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