Hudson Valley Farm To School offers a comprehensive resource for schools in the Hudson River Valley to promote student wellness by encouraging the use of fresh, local farm produce in the cafeteria as well as offering classroom-based cooking classes along with nutrition and food system education.
Farm to School is a national network that connects schools and local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in school cafeterias, providing agriculture, health and nutrition education in the classroom, and supporting local and regional farmers. Addressing the national childhood obesity epidemic and improving student health is part of the core mission to help children understand where their food comes from and how their food choices impact their bodies, their environment and their communities.
Hudson Valley Farm To School Programs:
Chef In The Classroom
Chef in the Classroom is a program where students are given the opportunity to work side by side with a professional chef and create a dish featuring a locally grown vegetable.
Fresh From The Farm
Through the Fresh From the Farm program, schools may procure fresh local foods for use in their cafeterias. Schools establish a partnership with Hudson Valley farmers, serving students the freshest food while teaching them where it comes from.