VT FEED is a farm to school program of NOFA-VT & Shelburne Farms
USDA National Farm to School Program Director Learns from Vermont
"The cafeteria is one of the most neglected classrooms in the school. I love the analogy that we don't think twice about getting every child a book, and we don't think twice about making sure every kid has a seat on the school bus if they need it, so why are we splitting hairs about who eats what? We should all just be eating." - Deborah Kane
If teachers are learning about Farm to School curriculum connections, why not have them prepare their own snacks and meals that meet USDA nutritional guidelines? That is exactly what we did with a group of teachers from Chittenden South Supervisory Union.
Register your team today to be part of the 10th anniversary of Jr Iron Chef VT, a statewide culinary competition that challenges teams of middle and high school students to create healthy, local dishes that inspire school meal programs.
The Vermont Farm to School Network has launched a campaign to ask the state legislature to support an appropriation of $500,000 to help expand access to Farm to School program in more Vermont schools and in childcare programs. Make your voice heard by signing on!
Accepting Applications for the
2017-18 Northeast Farm to School Institute
Recruit your school team and join us at the Northeast Farm to School Institute! During this unique year-long professional learning opportunity, twelve school teams from New England and New York will kick off the year with a Summer Retreat at Shelburne Farms, June 27-29.
Please join us at the Vermont State House to raise awareness of the positive impact Farm to School has in Vermont on our kids, our health, and our economy. We'll also celebrate Vermont Farm to School Grantees.