Serving School Garden Produce in The Cafeteria

Serving School Garden Grown Produce in the Cafeteria

National Food Service Management Institute's School Produce Safety Fact Sheets and Videos 
CDE School Garden Management Bulletin created for School Nutrition Departments, responds to frequently asked questions regarding school gardens and using/purchasing produce from them.
 
Ventura USD Healthy Schools Program Guide to Serving Garden food in Cafeteria for Ventura Unified
Ventura USD Healthy Garden Pledge guidelines on maintaining a healthy garden site
 
Santa Barbara County Requirements for School-Based Garden/Farm-to-Cafeteria Programs has been approved by Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and the Santa Barbara County Agricultural Commissioner's Office as a guideline for local school garden requirements.
 
Denver Public Schools Garden to Cafeteria Protocol is a nice example of a district wide direction to assure safe handling of garden grown produce.  
Denver Public School Garden Manual is a nice example of resources to district wide policy to support the the inclusion of school garden produce in the cafeteria.

Alaska School Garden Food Safety Guidelines nice example of guidelines for maintaining a healthy edible garden program. Nice image of easy to create garden hand-washing station.


Let’s Go Local: Recommendations for Linking Locally Grown Food, School Gardens, and Joint-Use Agreements to School Wellness Policies View Download

Applying Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) to Farm-to-School and School Gardens. Webinar content from the School Nutrition Association
www.schoolnutrition.org/schoolgardens

Public Health Law and Policy's Site Lists sample school board resolution to support farm to school. It also includes very detailed documentation related to policy on Serving School Garden Grown Produce to Students.

Herb Guide growing and use tips of common garden herbs from califoniacountry.com 


More Safe Produce Handling Resources

Safety in the Garden handout from the CDE School Garden Resource Packet

Safe Handling of Fruits and Vegetables Brochure 
http://wifss.ucdavis.edu/outreach.php

Food Safety Tips From Your Edible Home Garden Brochure http://wifss.ucdavis.edu/outreach.php


Garden to Cafeteria in Action

Judy Honerkamp and Lunch Lady Amy share how they include garden grown food in school lunch. See more farm to school district profiles at the Farm to School District Profile Page.


Ft. Bragg Food Service Director and Food Service Staff talk about using garden produce in school lunch. See the 5:50 mark to jump to the conversation.


For over 25 years Pacific Elementary School has had a strong garden to cafeteria connection. This small school campus food service is ran by students!

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John Fisher,
Dec 7, 2011, 12:15 PM
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