It’s a movement. It’s a partnership. It’s a meeting of minds and hearts all focused on finding practical ways to get more fresh and local food into school meals, and teaching children to learn to love healthy food.

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Eating healthy food helps children do well in school and sets them up for a bright future.

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Because what we feed our kids matters. Because local farms matter. And when we connect all of our children with fresh and healthy food in school meals, everyone thrives!

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What we feed our kids matters.

Give the Gift of Healthy Food!


Wondering what to get friends and family for the holidays? Food is always a good choice, and healthy local food is even better. Here are a few ideas:

  1. Make applesauce, jam or preserves with frozen local berries
  2. Assemble a soup kit with a recipe and ingredients.
  3. Use a food dehydrator to make dried fruit.
  4. eat-local-for-the-holidaysMake a trip to the Bellingham Farmers Market for delicious goodies to add to a gift basket.
  5. Give a gift certificate to a restaurant or business that features locally grown foods. Click here for a list of Eat Local First participating businesses.
  6. Visit Sustainable Connections’ Eat Local for the Holidays website for resources including where to shop for local ingredients and gifts, a list of local Christmas tree farms, and special holiday events.