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East Jordan Incorporates Local Produce into Cafeteria and Curriculum

East Jordan Incorporates Local Produce into Cafeteria and Curriculum

Elementary School, K-6, and preschool students at East Jordan Public Schools are eating more local farm-fresh fruits and vegetables thanks to “Try Days” which the Charlevoix County school is holding early each month. In order to connect nutrition with classroom learning, students also watch a series of videos featuring one-minute health tips, and vote whether they “tried it”, “liked it” or “loved it”.

Raw Potatoes to State Policy: Celebrating 15 Years of Farm to School Work

Raw Potatoes to State Policy: Celebrating 15 Years of Farm to School Work

Nathan Bates and Boyne Falls Public School are a shining testament to the impact of northwest lower Michigan’s flourishing farm to school movement. It is a movement that is benefiting schoolchildren both nutritionally and academically and, at the same time, is giving small and mid-size farmers a growing market for their crops and helping them stay on their land.

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