More than 31 million American children eat school food five days a week, 180 days a year, making school meals a critical entry point for improving children’s health. More than 30% of these children are overweight or obese, and for some low-income children, school food accounts for more than half of their daily calories. It is imperative that these calories are healthy ones.
Every child deserves the opportunity to eat food in school that ensures their health and well-being. Farm to School enables every child to have access to nutritious food while simultaneously benefiting communities and local farmers.
Please support parents, farmers, students and communities in their desire to nourish the nation—one tray at time.