Serving local, fresh menu items will help keep students healthy and happy while increasing participation.
Learn more & connect with local farmers.
Feeding children local, healthy meal options will supply them with the energy to learn and excel at school.
Join the movement to make fresh, healthy food available to every child. Enroll in a School Food Institute course or certificate program today, and learn how you can start making changes to support healthier food in your cafeteria.
First time taste tests are a great way to introduce new foods in a fun, exciting and pressure-free environment.
When working with produce, it’s important to know how to properly store the different varieties to ensure food safety. Use the produce guide to learn general information about shelf life.
Learn more about the USDA Department of Defense Fresh Fruit and Vegetable program and how you can use it to purchase locally grown fruits and vegetables for your school cafeteria.
Food safety is one of the most important aspects when working with produce. Use this guide as a resource to understand food safety in the garden, on the farm, and in school.