Live54218 Farm to School
We want to transform our community into a place where health, academic achievement and the economy are supported by increased access to affordable, healthy, local food. We will promote a healthy food system, beginning with development of a comprehensive Farm-to-School Program to connect local food producers and food services directors as well as develop a more coordinated approach to nutrition education and school gardening.
UnitedHealthcare is the proud sponsor of the Live54218 Farm to School Program. Through this innovative public-private partnership we are working together to increase local food procurement, provide nutrition education in 16 elementary schools across 8 school districts, enhance school gardening efforts and improve the sustainability of Farm to School.
The Live54218 Farm to School program highlights in-season, Wisconsin-grown produce by featuring Harvest of the Month items. Through the combined effort of local schools, retailers, farmers and community organizations, the Farm to School message will spread and Harvest of the Month will be celebrated by the entire community!
Live54218 Farm to School monthly elements:
- Classroom Lessons
- Cafeteria Taste Tests
- Family Newsletters
- Educator Newsletters
The Live54218 Farm to School Taskforce aims to increase the number of schools implementing comprehensive Farm to School programs.Everyone wins with Farm to School! Children acquire the skills necessary to make healthy food choices; once established - schools save money and increase meal participation, and farmers are exposed to an expanding market, keeping money in the local economy.
Live54218 Farm to School Resources
Other Farm to School Resources - from our partners, Reinhart Foodservice!
Check out the latest Live54218 Harvest of the Month Newsletters and lesson materials!
Want to view Live54218 Harvest of the Month Newsletters from previous years?