Building Bridges Between Producers and Schools: The Role of Extension in the Farm to School Program

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2019-08-01
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Qu, Shuyang
Qu, Shuyang
Fischer, Laura
Rumble, Joy
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Childhood obesity is one of the leading problems facing Americans today. As children continue to struggle with both obesity and food insecurity, many parents and doctors look to schools to be responsible for providing healthful meals. The aim of the Farm to School (F2S) program is to bring fresh, local produce into school cafeterias. Aligning with Extension goals, the F2S program provides an opportunity for both the development of healthful lifestyles and increases in agricultural profits. Through interviews with producers and school food service directors, we determined ways Extension programming can be used to improve the efficiency of the F2S program.

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This article is published as Qu, S., Fischer, L., & Rumble, J. N. (2019). Building bridges between producers and schools: The role of extension in the Farm-to-School program. Journal of Extension, 57(4). Article 4FEA4, https://joe.org/joe/2019august/a4.php.

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