There are numerous curricula available for all grade levels, whether you want to add one activity during national Farm to School Month in October, feature seasonal events or integrate a comprehensive education program with lessons in nutrition, health, science, food, agriculture and careers.
Starting Farm to School
- Getting Started with Farm to School
- New Webinar! Starting Farm to School for Educators and Food Service Directors
- USDA Farm to School Planning Toolkit
- For a complete list of curricula for all ages, visit farmtoschool.org/resources
- Granny’s Garden School – Grades 1-4
- Veggie U – Grade 4
- Cooking With Kids – Grade K-6
- In Defense of Food – Middle School Age
Online Farm Experiences
- Virtual Apple Crunch Day including farmer Q&A and video describing how apples grow and get to your plate!
- Stark County Virtual Farm Tours
- Watch Virtual Dairy Farm Tour and Modern Technology: Focusing on Cow Comfort and use this corresponding curriculum!
Gardens and Growing
- Garden Planning Fact Sheet
- No Garden? No Problem! Container Garden Basics
- Seed Starting indoors in less than 4 minutes
Farm to School and Wellness Policies
Schools participating in National School Lunch Program are required by law to establish wellness policies. Learn more about wellness policy requirements and how they relate to school meals from the USDA.
Farm to School has outcomes that further student wellness, and can be incorporated into wellness policies to promote healthier diets.
The Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems offers Tools for Promoting Local Purchasing & Farm to School Activities: Sample Wellness Policy Language for Schools.