Special ‘Farm to School’ menus planed for three Fayetteville schools | AnnouncementAnnouncement, News — By Submitted Announcements on October 17, 2011 at 9:27 pm
In November 2010, Congress approved a resolution to officially designate October as National Farm to School Month.
Fayetteville Public Schools will team up with local farmers, producers and organizations Feed Fayetteville and Apple Seeds Inc. to celebrate the first National Farm to School Month. Students will learn about the importance of eating local foods in a dynamic, interactive lesson and eat a delicious lunch made with locally sourced ingredients from Northwest Arkansas Farmers.
The Farm to School program and special menu will be featured at three elementary schools:
- Owl Creek Elementary, October 19
- Happy Hollow Elementary, October 20
- Butterfield Trail Elementary, October 21
The students will enjoy the action packed lesson about food miles and why locally grown food is more nutritious and better for our environment, and then eat the locally grown meal in the cafeteria with Lunch Buddy volunteers. The Lunch Buddy volunteers will sit at the table with the students encouraging tasting of the different foods and providing opportunity for further discussion about nutrition and local foods.
[This announcement courtesy of the Fayetteville School District.]
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