April 04, 2014
Upstream is very excited about the Proposed Rule on School Wellness Policies, released by the the USDA and Michelle Obama in late February. School Wellness policies were first required by the feds through the 2004 Child Nutrition Act. The 2010 reauthorization, which included funding for school meals programs, also provided direction to strengthen the requirements for School Wellness Policies. In late February, the USDA released the proposed r...
March 19, 2014
On January 13th, 2014, parents, teachers, and volunteers from all over the state came to the First Annual Oregon School Garden Summit, at the 4-H Conference center near Salem. Participants came with open ears and their own stories. They left with ideas, information and inspiration about how to take their diverse school garden programs to the next level, so that more kids will enjoy their many healthy benefits. Immediate Summit Out...