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

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  • Great outdoor classrooms.Children will eat what they grow
  • Anna Littman- Growing Minds and ASAP 1-23-2012

    1. 1. GROWING MINDSASAP’s Farm to School Program
    2. 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. 3.  Local food in schools Farm field trips School gardens Local food cookingwww.growing-minds.org
    4. 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. 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. 6. Exploringfoodthroughhands-onexperiences.
    7. 7. Farm Field Trips
    8. 8. How We Support Farm Field Trips Annual farm field trip grants to teachers Training and resources for farmers and teachers The Hayride
    9. 9. School Gardens
    10. 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. 11. Cooking with Local Food
    12. 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. 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. 14. Experience Shapes Attitudes and Behavior Farm to School creates positive experienceswith fresh healthy food through connections to local food and farms
    15. 15. Questions?Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project Growing Minds Program Asheville, NC (828) 236-1282 www.growing-minds.org

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