School gardens are now being embraced nationwide, as is farm-to-school. But school garden-to-cafeteria? It’s what’s coming next–well-established in some districts, in fact, which offer valuable resources to beginners. Concerned about food safety? Funding? Whether or not to buy student-grown or accept it as a donation? Is it worth the trouble–does it interest children in eating more produce, trying new fruits and veggies? The nation’s two leading experts, from Colorado and Oregon, discuss all this and more. This program was brought to you by White Oak Pastures.
“Everyone along the supply chain of school food should get their fair equal prices. There are costs to school gardens. Right now districts don’t pay for much of those costs.” [18:00]
—Andy Nowak on Inside School Food
“What we develop in Denver needs to be a template – the beginning of a conversation in your own county.” [25:00]
“If you put in the effort and there are educational opportunities in place – you see wholeheartedly that kids will make nutritional choices.” [28:00]
–Rick Sherman on Inside School Food