40 Alaska schools take part in Farm to School Challenge

Challenge ran in October as part of National Farm to School Month.

Dec. 10—Results are in for this year’s statewide Alaska Farm to School Challenge and they indicate that thousands of Alaska students engaged with their local food environment through a farm to school activity.

Students from 40 Alaska schools participated in projects that competed during the challenge, organized by the Division of Agriculture’s Farm to School Program. Projects included school gardens, local food production, cooking with local food, nutrition and healthy eating, and lessons about subsistence foods.

The Alaska Farm to School Challenge ran from Oct. 1 to Oct. 31, in conjunction with National Farm to School Month.