Check out games and activities from Fruits and Veggies More Matters that teach kids about fruit and vegetable nutrition.
The National Good Food Network released frequently asked questions intended to get you up to speed on the terms, definitions, and latest developments in food safety, one of the most critical topics in food systems today. Read their Food Safety FAQ here or download a printer-friendly PDF version.
Watch our three new videos on farm to school best practices and innovations in Michigan! Check out food service directors touring a farm called Veges from the Ledges, Country Dairy showing us how they bring milk to local schools, and Bear Lake Schools sharing how they use local food in the Summer Food Service Program.
Veges from the Ledges Farm Tour
Bear Lake Summer Food Service
School Food Budgets is a brief explanation of typical school food funding, costs, and procurement. To help get a viable farm to school project started at your school, it is important to understand the budget conditions under which most school food service programs operate.
School Food FOCUS, with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, compiled School Food 101, a series of briefs to describe food service realities in the largest school districts in the country. The first of the series, "The Cost of School Lunch", was developed in collaboration with the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems, formerly the C.S. Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems at MSU.
Read the USDA's "USDA Foods in the National School Lunch Program" white paper.