Michigan Department of Education, Groundwork Center For Resilient Communities, MSU Center for Regional Food Systems, and Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development compiled a list of resources to build a thriving fresh foods program, from the cafeteria to the classroom. These resources were compiled to empower the schools awarded with grant funding to be successful in the four objective areas.
The School Nutrition Association of Michigan (SNAM) wants to help educate our legislators about how school food works. This easy-to-use toolkit helps you engage your legislators and offers you the opportunity to showcase your 10 Cent success story or to tell them why you want 10 Cents in your school.
Here is a comprehensive planning tool kit that guides you though questions to consider when starting or growing a farm to school program and takes you all the way to evaluation of your efforts. You can also find the full list of all the USDA Farm to School Resources here.
Here is a way for you and your school to start thinking about the 2018-2019 grant application, which will likely be in the summer of 2018 if the Legislature approves the funding again. If you’re not sure if this grant program is for you, or if you have questions you need answering before you apply, check out these slides from the MDE pre-application webinar for a chance to have all your questions answered!
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You can find many supportive Michigan contacts here.