Across the nation there are over 2300 “farm-to-school” programs that are bringing more fresh, healthy, and locally produced foods into school cafeterias, reinvigorating local and …

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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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Celebrate Eat Local Month
September, 2014

eat-local2This flavorful and fun celebration of local food and farms goes on all month long with lively events and culinary adventures to experience all over Whatcom County.

For a listing of events, farm-tour see the Farm Tour & Eat Local Month Guide online here. And please come visit the Whatcom F2S & Common Threads Farm booth at Bellewood Acres on Sept. 13 where we will be part of the Whatcom Farm Tour.

 

Welcome a New School Year!

HoM_CalendarThis year, once again, all Whatcom County districts will be participating in the Harvest of the Month program, featuring an item that grows locally each month. New and revised Harvest of the Month education and outreach materials to be used by teachers, students, and parents are now available here.

Also, check when your district will be serving the Harvest item and encourage students to get lunch on those days to show support for more fresh and local food in school meals.

 

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