July 18, 2013
Farm to School Farm to School and School Garden programs help make school meals more appealing and delicious, teach kids about food, agriculture, and gardening, and help them develop healthy eating habits to last a lifetime. They also support local farmers and rural communities. Upstream Public Health helped create Oregon’s Farm to School and School Garden program, by lobbying to create positions in the Department of Agriculture (2007) and Depart...
June 18, 2013
Legislators Consider a Major Funding Increase for Successful Program From home-grown beef to Oregon-caught shrimp, and from fresh apples to frozen berries, Oregon’s Farm to School and School Garden pilot program has been a great success. The Oregon Legislature voted unanimously to create the program in 2011 to support student nutrition while supporting the local agricultural economy. The pilot has been running since January 2013, and the eleven p...
March 04, 2013
Announced: February 5, 2013 The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 required the USDA to establish nutrition standards for all foods and beverages sold in schools outside of meals. The new proposed standards draw on recommendations from the Institute of Medicine, existing voluntary standards implemented by schools around the country, and healthy food and beverage offerings already available. A recent Health Impact Assessment, a collaborati...