Campus Units

Agricultural Education and Studies

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

8-2019

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Extension

Volume

57

Issue

4

First Page

v57-4a4

Abstract

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.

Comments

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.

Copyright Owner

Extension Journal, Inc.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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