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Anna Littman- Growing Minds and ASAP 1-23-2012
Anna Littman- Growing Minds and ASAP 1-23-2012
Anna Littman- Growing Minds and ASAP 1-23-2012
Anna Littman- Growing Minds and ASAP 1-23-2012
Anna Littman- Growing Minds and ASAP 1-23-2012
Anna Littman- Growing Minds and ASAP 1-23-2012
Anna Littman- Growing Minds and ASAP 1-23-2012
Anna Littman- Growing Minds and ASAP 1-23-2012
Anna Littman- Growing Minds and ASAP 1-23-2012
Anna Littman- Growing Minds and ASAP 1-23-2012
Anna Littman- Growing Minds and ASAP 1-23-2012
Anna Littman- Growing Minds and ASAP 1-23-2012
Anna Littman- Growing Minds and ASAP 1-23-2012
Anna Littman- Growing Minds and ASAP 1-23-2012
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Anna Littman- Growing Minds and ASAP 1-23-2012

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  • Great outdoor classrooms.Children will eat what they grow
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    • 1. GROWING MINDSASAP’s Farm to School Program
    • 2. Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture ProjectMission - Our mission is to help local farms thrive, link farmers to markets andsupporters, and build healthy communities through connections to local food.Vision -Our vision is of strong farms, thriving local food economies, and healthy communitieswhere farming is valued as central to our heritage and our future.
    • 3.  Local food in schools Farm field trips School gardens Local food cookingwww.growing-minds.org
    • 4. National Farm to School NetworkAREAS OF WORK•Policy•Networking•Media and Marketing•Training and TechnicalAssistance•Information ServicesWHO WE ARE•Eight Regional Lead Agencies•Four National Staff Join the Network! www.farmtoschool.org
    • 5. WHY IS FARM TO SCHOOL IMPORTANT? • Provides access to fresh, healthy food for ALL children• Helps children associate positive experiences with healthy, locally grown food • Re-connects children (and their families) to where their food is grown • Provides a market for farmers • Provides hands-on/minds-on educational experiences for children
    • 6. Exploringfoodthroughhands-onexperiences.
    • 7. Farm Field Trips
    • 8. How We Support Farm Field Trips Annual farm field trip grants to teachers Training and resources for farmers and teachers The Hayride
    • 9. School Gardens
    • 10. How We Support School Gardens Seeds and Gift Cards This Week in the Garden Newsletter Workshops and Trainings Resources and Lessons School Garden Meetings
    • 11. Cooking with Local Food
    • 12. How we support cooking in the classroom Stipends for food Assistance sourcing local Workshops and Trainings Recipes, lessons, a nd stickers Cooking equipment Growing Minds Best Practices Guide
    • 13. Local Food in the Cafeteria Training and workshops for farmers on selling to school systems Resourcesfor Child Nutrition Directors and Cafeteria Managers Get Local Materials Promotional
    • 14. Experience Shapes Attitudes and Behavior Farm to School creates positive experienceswith fresh healthy food through connections to local food and farms
    • 15. Questions?Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project Growing Minds Program Asheville, NC (828) 236-1282 www.growing-minds.org

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