Friday, April 9, 2010

Northeast Wisconsin Rocks with Farm to School

Child Nutrition Services in Chilton & Hilbert Public Schools (WI) have a clear mission: "Learning to Eat for Life." That’s why fruit and veggie buffets like this one are offered daily at every site. But, Director Diane Chapeta’s local food revolution goes beyond the two districts that she manages:

Chilton and Hilbert Schools actively participate in the Farm to School program. Our districts purchase from beef and pork operations, produce growers, apple orchards, and cheese processors all within a seventy miles of school. We formed the Northeast Wisconsin Farm to School Initiative to assist schools in Wisconsin in making positive changes. Our "Insert Fresh Here!" program replaces processed foods with nutrient dense and fresh, whole food alternatives in a kid friendly menu.

Insert Fresh Here means School Meals That Rock in Wisconsin. What is your school doing?

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