Farm to School programs, which connect schools with local farms, are becoming more popular. The movement enables education institutions to support area farmers by acquiring healthful, locally grown food that can be served to students in school cafeterias.
|40||States with operational farm-to-school programs|
|2,051||Farm-to-school programs in the United States|
|8,776||Number of schools involved in farm-to-school programs|
|2,039||Number of school districts involved in farm-to-school programs|
|30 million||Estimated number of students who eat a school lunch 5 days a week|
Source: National Farm to School Program