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Sustainable Food Resources

The following online resources will help you understand the health and environmental issues that surround food, as well as provide support as you design your school's sustainable food campaign.


Environmental Impacts of Food
EarthEcho's Water Planet Challenge: Educator Resources on Food
National Wildlife Federation Report: Future Friendly Farming
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: Interactive maps of food imports and exports

School Lunch/Nutrition
Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution
Center for Ecoliteracy's Rethinking School Lunch
School Food Focus
Center for Science in the Public Interest's School Food Toolkit
New York Coalition for Healthy School Food
The Lunch Box
Slow Food USA's Time for Lunch
National PTA: Nutrition
Healthy Schools Campaign: School Food and Fitness
Alliance for a Healthier Generation: Healthy Snacks and School Meals
Let's Move Campaign: Eat Healthy

Farm-to-School/Food Sourcing
USDA Farm to School
National Farm to School Network
Food Corps
Vermont Food Education Every Day (FEED): Guide for Farm to School Community Action Planning

Food Waste/Food Donation
Sample Food Donation Agreement (Word document, customizable for your school)

School Gardens/Food Production
Center for Ecoliteracy's "Getting Started: A Guide for Creating School Gardens as Outdoor Classrooms"
American Heart Association Teaching Gardens
Collaborating Classrooms: MyGarden

Model School Food Campaigns
Burlington School Food Project, Burlington, Vermont
Edible Schoolyard Project, Berkeley, California (and nationwide network)

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