For Parents and the Community
Produced by the California Department of Public Health’s Network for a Healthy California, the FREE Harvest of the Month program provides family and community newsletters in English and Spanish featuring nutritional information, recipes, and activities for more than 30 different fruits and vegetables.
This document discusses the importance of hosting taste tests in cafeterias and classrooms and afterschool settings in order to familiarize children with new foods and get them excited about healthy, local produce. The guide offers planning tips, case studies, and sample materials for food service providers, teachers, parents and volunteers. (1.6 MB PDF)
This guide provides planning tools and facilitation techniques for school committees engaged in the Farm to School planning process. It includes tips for how to convene and run meetings to enhance community involvement in Farm to School programs and provides checklists and case studies. (4.5 MB PDF)
Kaiser Permanente Northwest's Community Benefit program supports Ecotrust's Farm to School program with a Healthy Food Access grant that facilitates the purchase of more healthy, regionally produced food by school districts in the region and connects them with small, medium-sized, and minority-owned food producers in their communities.