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ERIC Number: ED541785
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May-31
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Farm to School and the Child Nutrition Act: Improving School Meals through Advocating Federal Support for Farm-to-School Programs. Program Results Report
Wood, James
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
From 2009 to 2010, the Community Food Security Coalition advocated for more federal support and funding for farm-to-school programs as Congress considered reauthorizing the Child Nutrition Act. Farm-to-school initiatives aim to improve the quality and healthfulness of student meals through the inclusion of more fresh fruits and vegetables provided by local farmers. The Community Food Security Coalition, based in Portland, Oregon, encompasses nearly 500 anti-hunger, environmental, community development, sustainable agriculture, community gardening and social and economic justice organizations. To pursue this project, the coalition enlisted support for farm-to-school programs within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA); among food activists inside and outside the coalition; and among food service staff, teachers, parents and students. A bibliography is included. (Contains 4 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Identifiers - Location: Oregon; United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Child Nutrition Act 1966