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School cafeteria improvement projects under way

Farm to School: Local districts are changing the face of lunchtime
by Mary Vermillion
Thanks to the Whatcom ommunity Foundation’s Farm to School program and local districts, …


School Cafeteria Improvement Grants Funded 2015-16

The projects below were funded by the Whatcom Community Foundation with the goal of enhancing school cafeterias to increase healthy eating behaviors.



Ferndale School District  

 Ferndale High …


Can Whatcom’s Small Farms Help Reconstruct Our Local Food System?

By Jennifer Moon
Editor’s note: This is the first of two articles exploring Whatcom County’s agricultural past and present and current efforts to diversify and strengthen …


Here’s More Proof The Push For Healthier School Lunches Is Working

A new study shows students are choosing more fruits and vegetables thanks to the national nutrition drive.
View full article here.


Bellingham students sample Washington state’s bounty

Celebrating Taste Washington Day
View Bellingham Herald Article here.

Alderwood Elementary kindergartener Johnny Gaona, 5, enjoys cornbread made locally by Avenue Bread dipped …


September is Food Literacy Month!

Governor Inslee has proclaimed September 2015 as Food Literacy Month. The Proclamation affirms the importance of food education and the value of …


WSFFN Receives USDA Grant to Increase Local Foods in School Cafeterias

Whatcom F2S is a partner on this exciting project to build regional F2S support.
View press release here.


10,000 Foot View of a Region

Whatcom F2S highlighted in this state-of-the-region perspective.
View here.


Healthy snack ideas for kids

Some healthy snack ideas from Whatcom F2S. View article here.


New F2S Resource for Schools, Clubs, and Community Groups — Instructions and materials for 6 different F2S contests!

Just click on the contest name to see a description, instructions, and all the materials you will need to run the contest in your classroom …


Salad Bars in Bellingham Public Schools Make a Difference

WWU students study introduction of salad bars at Bellingham middle schools and find students eating significantly more vegetables and fruits.
This past school year, between February …


National Farm-to-School Resources

The National F2S Network has updated their website and it has a wealth of new F2S and Farm-to-More

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