Workshops Help Three States Coordinate Farm-to-School Programs to Encourage Healthy Eating Habits by Schoolchildren

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

From December 2004 through January 2006, project staff at the Community Food Security Coalition worked with local groups in Kentucky, Maine and Oklahoma to organize and run workshops aimed at developing a pipeline for healthy farm-fresh products into school cafeterias.

Key Results

  • The three workshops drew 200 people, including food service staff, school administrators, farmers, teachers and state government workers.

  • At the workshops, each state group either formed a farm-to-school advisory committee or developed future plans for an existing group.

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