Parents & Students

Parents: A Child’s Single Biggest Influence

Farm to school programs are most successful when integrated throughout the school – fresh, local food in the cafeteria, nutrition education, plant science in the school garden, and agricultural farm visits. But none of these can ever replace the critical role parents play in shaping children’s lifestyles and food choices.

How can I help?

Your involvement in any farm to school initiative is likewise invaluable. The most foundational ways to participate are to be informed, support educators, and encourage your children by being a role model. You can also help to establish a farm to school program or school garden project and volunteer to chaperone field trips.

  • Talk to your child’s school staff about establishing a farm to school program or planting a school garden
  • Volunteer to chaperone field trips
  • Visit our Resources for guidance on supporting the farm to school movement

Featured Resources

Farm to School During COVID? Yes It Can Still Happen.

As we head into an unclear school year of 2020, kid food insecurity is at its highest right now.  COVID-19 virus has left too many kids hungry and families struggling. And while school food staff are working to feed many kids, they’re working with little assets —...

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Time to Start Picking Your Own!

Local farmers have worked together with farm to school programs to not only create healthier school meals but also teach us the importance of using  local foods as a part of a healthy lifestyle. Farmers do not just grow fruits and vegetables.  They look for ways to...

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