Across the nation there are over 40,000 schools with farm-to-school programs bringing more fresh, healthy, and locally produced foods into their cafeterias, including approximately 1200 schools in Washington state and all of the public schools in Whatcom County!

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Healthy eating has a profound impact on a child’s ability to learn, and creates positive attitudes and behaviors. So what makes a meal healthy and …

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There is growing interest in connecting fresh and local foods with school lunch programs.  With childhood obesity, diabetes, and other nutrition-related diseases on the rise, …

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Congratulations to the Bellingham 2016 School Lunch Heroes!

(Mark Dalton, Bellingham Food Service Dir.; Mardi Solomon, Coordinator Whatcom F2S; Heidi Rodriguez, Asst. Food Service Dir.; Holly O’Neil, Coordinator Whatcom F2S; Mylo Allen, Principal Parkview Elem.)

On May 6, 2016, Whatcom Farm-to-School celebrated three School Lunch Heroes from the Bellingham Public Schools. Food Service Director, Mark Dalton, and Assistant Director, Heidi Rodriguez are super heroes for the amazing work they are doing to transform school food to include more fresh, whole, and scratch-cooked items. School meals just keep getting better! And Parkview Principal, Mylo Allen, is another super hero. Parkview is building a new cafeteria and Mylo has taken every opportunity to involve the community in planning how to implement best practices and make it a welcoming environment that promotes healthy eating.

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