6 New Farm-to-School Grants Awarded to New York Schools


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New funding has been awarded to train school staff to prepare and procure fresh farm foods for school districts across New York state.

Funding from farm-to-school  program grants helps develop and strengthen connections between local farms and schools. This in turns helps increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables for students through various programming like student gardens, farm field trips, or even hands-on cooking lessons.

The communities receiving funding are Buffalo School District, Cooperative Extension in Schoharie and Otsego Counties, Rensselaer County  schools, Saranac Lake schools, Seneca County Cooperative Extension and Broome-Delaware-Tioga BOCES.

Daily consuming fresh fruits and vegetables are a great way to sustain a healthy diet for kids in schools. Research shows that kids consume up to half of their daily calories at school, contributing to easier access to healthier foods for schools may help Latino kids have more access and consume more fruits and vegetables.

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