KC Healthy Kids has been Selected as National Farm to School Network Kansas Partner

Farm to School Academy

“Aligning with state, regional and national initiatives on policy and programming is a great way to reach more kids and their families. It also makes it easier to get more local food into the lunchroom,” says Rachael McGinnis Millsap.

KC Healthy Kids has been named as the 2017-2019 National Farm to School Network Kansas Core Partner, providing opportunities to expand efforts to connect children to local food, school gardens and food and agriculture education in Kansas.

As the Kansas Core Partner, KC Healthy Kids will build capacity and support for the expansion of farm to school and farm to early care and education efforts in Kansas. It also will serve as a liaison for information, resources, needs and opportunities with the National Farm to School Network. KC Healthy Kids will collaborate on these initiatives with Kansas State Department of Education and Kansas Appleseed, which serves as a National Farm to School Network Kansas Supporting Partner.

“Partnering with the National Farm to School Network and supporting agencies will strengthen our programming and elevate farm to school and early care and education in the state,” says Rachael McGinnis Millsap, director, Farm to School Academy, KC Healthy Kids.

“Aligning with state, regional and national initiatives on policy and programming is a great way to reach more kids and their families. It also makes it easier to get more local food into the lunchroom,” added Millsap.        

Farm to school enriches the connection communities have with fresh, healthy food and local food producers by changing food purchasing and education practices at schools and early care and education settings. Students gain access to healthy, local foods as well…

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