Arkansas Department of Agriculture hosts farm-to-school recipe contest

The recipes must feature seasonal fall ingredients and will be judged based on originality, number of fall ingredients used and recipe functionality.


Build-your-own poke bowls a hit with Broward County Public Schools

In response to student feedback, BCPS created a Hoke Poke station that pops up at the district’s high schools.

The School Nutrition Association (SNA) and other organizations have written a letter to the Senate Committee on Agriculture to ask that CEP be expanded in the upcoming Senate version of Child Nutrition Reauthorization.

The letter argues that requiring milk in school meals places an unfair burden on minority students, who are more likely to be lactose intolerant.

The programs will provide food distribution events and host hands-on learning opportunities, such as cooking demonstrations.

Chef Tu David Phu worked with nutrition staff to prepare a variety of Vietnamese and Korean dishes.

Smoothie Station will offer traditional smoothies as well as smoothie bowls in a variety of flavor combinations.

The equipment will be used to help schools serve healthier, locally sourced meals, implement scratch cooking and more.

Harrisonburg City Public Schools is serving local lunches and has invited farmers to come speak to students.

Under the current law, the farm-to-school program only encourages schools to purchase local food.

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