I want to announce an exciting new resource launched this week to promote agricultural products and agritourism called Locally Grown. This effort is being led by Arkansas Farm Bureau in partnership with the Division and the Arkansas Agriculture Dept. 317 more words
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On Tuesday we celebrated National Breakfast Week. Julian Pathways secured a grant for the school district from Action for Healthy Kids in order to promote the eating of breakfast, and we used it to provide a free breakfast to every child at the elementary and junior high. 134 more words
The Boulder Valley School District is poised to jump on the food truck trend, thanks to a $75,000 donation from Whole Foods.
The donation, which needs the approval of the school board at its meeting on Tuesday night, will pay for a pre-owned food truck that the district plans to rotate around its five large high schools — Boulder, Fairview, Monarch, Centaurus and Broomfield — potentially adding in smaller high schools as the schedule allows. 264 more words
WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s not just about what America’s kids are getting in the lunch line.
The Obama administration is moving to phase out junk food advertising on football scoreboards and elsewhere on school grounds — part of a broad effort to combat child obesity and create what Michelle Obama calls “a new norm” for today’s schoolchildren and future generations. 80 more words
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In January 2011, when the Farm to Plate Strategic Plan was released, an economic analysis indicated that with every five percent increase in food production in the state, 1,700 new jobs would be created.
USDA announced the availability of farm to school grants this week. The application deadline is April 30, 2014 and there are three types of grants 1) planning, 2) implementation, and 3) support service.
To celebrate the publication of Proceedings of the Learning Connection Summit: Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Student Achievement, I’m offering a short daily post during February on the ABCs of the health and academics. 143 more words