Farm to School has come to Northampton Public Schools!
The Farm to School Committee of Northampton strives to enhance student participation, choice, and voice by increasing access to healthy food through the stewardship of the environment, community, and knowledge, ensuring food justice for pre-K through 12th grade students in the Northampton Public Schools.
Meal Participation Rates (2018-19)
Middle & HS
Local Sourcing (2018-19)
Fruit & Vegetables accounted for 25% of all purchases
12% of fruits & veggies were purchased from Local Farms, equal to $6,594
JFK & NHS
The priority is student choice and voice at JFK and NHS! This is happening through:
- A Farm to School student internship opportunity at NHS
- Taste tests and feedback for upcoming menu items
- A school-wide survey at NHS
- Student members on the Farm to School Committee
- Developing a ‘cafeteria advisory club’
Composting school food waste has become a major priority for students, and we’ve begun working with them on a District-wide solution. We are also exploring building school gardens, hosting students for learning opportunities at Grow Food Northampton, and more.
More Information on School Meals
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Rep. Lindsay Sabadosa
Sen. Jo Comerford
This project has been funded at least in part with Federal funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the view or policies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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