Hungry children at higher risk of poor school performance

School breakfast programs and innovative supplemental feeding programs help reduce childhood hunger, a problem teachers report is increasing. by Randy Bell, Michigan State University Extension According to a survey conducted by Share Our Strength, No Kid Hungry, childhood hunger remains a serious issue for public schools. The survey found six in 10 K-8 public school […]

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Farm to Table: Building Local and Regional Food Systems

The local food movement is more than a trend among many consumers – it is becoming a way of life, one that presents farmers with new business opportunities. But the know-how and infrastructure to get food to local markets is not always readily available. Now, you can use SARE’s new topic room, Farm to Table: […]

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Poll Results Show Strong Support for Local Food in Schools

A new statewide poll by Health First Wisconsin found Wisconsinites overwhelmingly support bringing local produce into Wisconsin schools! According to the poll, nine out of ten people in Wisconsin feel childhood obesity is a serious issue. The poll also found overwhelming support for Farm to School as a solution. More than eight in ten surveyed […]

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New Online Farm to School Toolkits Available

The UW Center for Integrated Ag Studies has produced two new online farm to school toolkits. These resources have tools that can help producers and school nutrition directors create successful farm to school programs in their communities. The toolkits offer a variety of interactive resources and helpful links. To see the toolkits, go to http://www.cias.wisc.edu/toolkits/

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Glendale School Garden

Visit the Dane County UW Extension website to read about the incredible garden at Glendale Elementary. We are very proud of the work that Joe Muellenberg, Max Lubarsky and others have done to make this garden a reality. http://dane.extension.wisc.edu/2011/08/08/glendale-school-garden/

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