There are MANY Ohio Farm to School and Early Care and Education initiatives. Here are a few:
- Ohio Days: My Plate, My State is a Farm to School program in Central Ohio. This program features one meal a month served in school cafeterias that is entirely grown, raised and/or processed in Ohio. This program envisions a school environment where children are served healthy, local, fresh foods in the cafeteria and learn about this food in their classroom or through experiential learning. The program features different components including:
- Project Team
- Participating Schools and Programs
Inspiring young minds to make mindful choices about what they eat. Feed Our Future connects schools, homes, and communities by providing practical information about sourcing, eating, and promoting local foods that nourish young students.
- Over 320,000 Ohioans participated in the Great Apple Crunch in October by Crunching into locally grown apples to celebrate National Farm to School month, choosing healthy food and supporting local farmers!
- Here’s the link where you can register https://go.osu.edu/applecrunch2023 !
2023 2024 Meeting Dates will be Thursdays from 9:30-12 pm:
December 14, March 14, June 13, September 12, December 12
4-H Project Green Teacher is a school garden educational program for after school personnel, educators and others who are engaged in, or would like to learn more about gardening as a context for learning.