FROM MASS FARM TO SCHOOL:
Here are some great ways to celebrate Farm to School Month:
Host a Taste Test
Broaden your students’ experiences and introduce new, locally grown and seasonally available foods.
Taste tests are a great time to use your Harvest of the Month materials including trading cards and “I tried it!” stickers. If you need to order materials, you can do so on the Harvest of the Month page.
Celebrate Food Day
This year Food Day is on Saturday, October 24, so Friday, October 23 is a good day to hold an event in your school. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is challenging schools to “eat real” and offer a locally sourced meal. Mass. Farm to School is here to help make that happen–please contact us if we can help!
Participate in Apple Crunch!
On or around Food Day millions of people will crunch into an apple in a unifying action to raise awareness about eating better diets for health and the environment, access and affordability of fruits and vegetables, and supporting local farmers.
Hundreds of thousands of students will crunch into an apple at lunch time on October 22!
Plan a Green Meal!
The Green Meal Initiative is created by Food Day, The Humane Society of the United States, Healthcare Without Harm, and Meatless Monday, to raise awareness about the importance of eating less meat and enjoying more whole-plant based foods as a way to become healthier and to help the environment.
During Food Day on October 24, millions of meals will be served to celebrate a green and healthy plant-strong diet. You are invited to join the Green Meal Initiative!
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