Workshops to develop farm-to-school programs to promote healthy eating habits and reduce obesity among children

The Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC) provides comprehensive support for organizations involved in community-based food and agriculture projects, such as farmers' markets, community gardens, community-subsidized farms, and farm-to-cafeteria sales. In 2005, CFSC will offer three farm-to-school workshops to a mix of urban and rural sites, diverse agricultural contexts, and climates to test and build upon their workshop design. Through one-day training workshops in Maine, Oklahoma, and Kentucky, CFSC will increase the knowledge of participants about the benefits and steps needed to establish farm-to-school projects, begin a dialogue between farmers and food service professionals about their particular needs and available resources, and develop an initial action plan and next steps in the organizing process. The purpose of this project is to create a pipeline for healthy farm-fresh products into school cafeterias, part of an effort to reduce obesity in children around the nation.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $45,000.00

Awarded on: 11/10/2004

Time frame: 12/1/2004 - 1/31/2005

Grant Number: 51268


Community Food Security Coalition Inc.

3830 S.E. Division Street
Portland, 97202-1641


Marion Kalb
Project Director