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Farm to School

Benefits of Farm to School — Use this new fact sheet by the National Farm to School Network to help promote Farm to School in your community.

The Economic Impact of Farm-to-School Lunch Programs: A Central Minnesota ExampleUniversity of Minnesota Extension 

The Impact of Seven CentsEcoTrust — Examining the Effects of a $.07 per Meal Investment on Local Economic Development, Lunch Participation Rates, and Student Preferences for Fruits & Vegetables in Two Oregon School Districts

Joshi A., Azuma A. M., & Feenstra, G.  (2008). Do -to-School Programs Make a Difference? Findings and Future Research Needs. Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition, 3: 2, 229-246.

Evaluation for Transformation: A Cross-Sectoral Evaluation Framework for Farm to School National Farm to School Network — The framework is organized around four key sectors: public health, community economic development, education and environmental quality. Beyond the four sectors, the framework is also structured around three levels of action: program, research and policy. It defines the outcomes that farm to school has the potential to achieve and it offers common language, guidelines and metrics to understand those outcomes for the first time.

Farm to School: An annotated and selected bibliographyUnited States Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library

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