Farm to school

Starting the New Year Off Right With Farm To School!

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On Wednesday, January 20, 2016 the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry unanimously passed a bill reauthorization the Improving Child Nutrition Integrity and Access Act that expired at the end of September 2015. The legislation, supported by Republicans and Democrats alike, is being updated to change food served in schools and expand farm-to-school activities. […]

Farm to school

Proposed F2S Law Moves Forward in Louisiana!

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UPDATE – the bill passed through the Louisiana House Education Committee Full Senate and House too. Waiting to be signed by the Governor! Great news! RFC and friends have been pushing Farm to School programs nationally and locally – and we just had another BIG WIN!! Yesterday, the Louisiana Senate Education Committee moved a Farm […]

In the News

Farm to school continues in Louisiana!

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Yesterday, the Louisiana House Agriculture Committee moved a Farm to School bill forward that could bring more fresh local food to schools, by allowing them to directly connect with farmers, and sets up a database of farmers and schools interested in participating in such a program. Emily Posner, RFC’s Policy and Legislative Counsel, testified in […]

In the News

Farm to School Bill In U.S. Congress!

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Fantastic news this week – a bipartisan Farm to School program bill was introduced both in the House of Representatives AND the Senate. We are VERY excited! RFC and partners nationwide have been urging legislators to connect farmers with schools so more fresh food can be part of school meals. Additionally, much farm to school […]

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Farm to School Support Resolution Passes in Louisiana!

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Hooray LA! We are very excited that our legislature passed a Farm to School support resolution! RFC, as part of a larger effort to improve access to healthy fresh food and increased wellness, has joined with a wide range of groups and individuals to push for Louisiana to be a leader on promoting healthier, local food […]

Education

Farm to School in Louisiana!

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It’s no secret that farm to school programs are literally growing all around the U.S., giving students hands-on opportunities to learn about fresh food, science, farming, the environment and so much more. We here at RFC have been working, especially in Louisiana, on promoting farm to school activities. Today, we are very excited that a […]