tools for schools

Pre-Application Webinar Slides

Here is a way for you and your school to start thinking about the 2018-2019 grant application, applications are expected to become available late July, 2018. 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!

WEBINAR for Food Service Directors: Farm to School Education & Marketing 

Watch our webinar below, featuring three 10 Cents grantees who share stories of successful district-wide collaboration on hands-on learning activities to support student consumption of local food in the lunch line.

WEBINAR for Educators & Administrators: Farm to School Education & Marketing

Hear from leaders in Michigan's farm to school movement about the importance of educator involvement in hands-on learning activities, proven to boost student consumption of local food in the lunch line.

Build Your Farm to School Program

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 USDA Farm to School Planning Toolkit 

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

Bring Your Legislator to the Lunch Table

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.

Want more info?

You can find many supportive Michigan contacts here.




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