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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the-real-food-show-bellinghamThe Real Food Show

The Community Food Co-op has produced a wonderful show designed to increase nutrition and health knowledge and get kids excited about healthy eating. “The Real Food Show” is a 35-minute assembly which the Food Coop offers for free to ten Whatcom County elementary schools each year. Through a series of fun routines involving audience participation, visual aids, comedy, juggling, and other circus skills, the show presents easily accessible and memorable information that inspires positive changes in students’ attitudes and behaviors. “This show can be a catalyst for the children in our communities to embrace the importance of real food and a healthy lifestyle in a fun, entertaining, and impactful way” says Karl Meyer, the Co-op’s Member Outreach Facilitator.

Want to know more? First watch the video below, and then contact Karl Meyer ( at the Community Food Co-op with any questions.


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A video about The Real Food Show