January 2015 – Links of the month

Links for the month:

School Lunches

http://www.bigpictureagriculture.com/2013/03/sixty-eight-percent-of-u-s-enrolled-school-children-qualify-for-free-or-reduced-rate-lunches-340.html Some recent stats on School Lunch participation.

http://civileats.com/2014/12/16/mcdonalds-and-in-school-marketing-the-clown-speaks-from-both-sides-of-his-mouth/#more-21436 McDonalds want to be a bigger presence in schools

Successes with kids:

http://civileats.com/2014/12/29/microgreens-gets-kids-cooking-healthy-on-a-food-stamp-budget/#more-21309 Good news story on working with middle school kids

November 2014 Links of the Month

The National Farm to School blog, new and improved: http://www.farmtoschool.org/news-and-articles

Kids and Meals around the planet: http://6thfloor.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/10/under-cover-the-thinking-behind-our-food-and-kids-issue/

Guide to growing great lettuce (CSU major contributor): http://www.organicgardening.com/learn-and-grow/long-lived-lettuce?page=0,0

Food Policy resource: http://growingfoodconnections.org/tools-resources/policy-database/

SlowFood USA School Garden Resource site: http://gardens.slowfoodusa.org/

An article we missed this summer on garden to table from Denver: http://www.denverpost.com/News/Local/ci_26227988/Produce-from-school-gardens-increasingly-ends-up-in-school-cafeterias

September 2014 Links of the Month

School links

Article on Mtn. Song program http://biodynamicsbda.wordpress.com/2014/07/21/from-parking-lot-to-urban-school-farm/

School Lunches

D-11 gets a new executive chef http://m.gazette.com/new-colorado-springs-d-11-executive-chef-tasked-with-creating-awesomeness-in-schools/article/1536240

http://www.denverpost.com/lakewood/ci_26323779/students-at-jefferson-county-public-schools-get-healthier Jeffco schools get healthy

Venetucci  articles

Venetucci farm to fork article – http://gazette.com/eat-well-kids-at-venetucci-farm-camp-get-chance-to-show-off-cooking-skills/article/1535411

Venetucci Junior Farmer link – http://gazette.com/venetucci-farms-raises-vegetables-animals-and-junior-farmhands/article/1535282

August 2014 Links of the Month

Local

http://gazette.com/fruits-of-colorado-college-students-labor-available-to-public/article/1534506 CC Garden produce available to purchase over summer

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_26227988/produce-from-school-gardens-increasingly-ends-up-school Nice school garden article with a shout out to Jamie Humphrey!

Colorado

http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/ag_Markets/CBON/1251624631873 Colorado Proud School Meal Day is Sept 10th, free materials are available.

National

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/07/23/334041056/summer-program-for-hungry-kids-gets-creative-with-food-delivery Report on a Summer Lunch program in Kentucky (much like D11 is doing this summer). Gives a great portrait of the value of this program!

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/07/18/332637813/white-house-fetes-54-kids-with-serious-cooking-chops Kids with cooking chops to the White House!

July 2014 Links of the Month

Links of the Month

Local:

http://westsidepioneer.com/Articles/062314/MountainSongFarm.html Nice story on Mountain Song garden!

Colorado:

http://www.western.edu/academics/extended-studies/2014-summer-teacher-institute Note the new course for School Gardens!

http://coloradogambler.com/students-learn-garden-green-way/ Even the gamblers are getting to know about School Gardens!

National:

http://discovermagazine.com/dogfish#.U6r9I-54OVc.twitter Conflicting goals, using less desireable fish in school lunch programs.

http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/newfarmers?navid=newfarmers New resource for aspiring farmers

http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/press-room/napolitano-presents-uc-initiative-state-food-and-agriculture-board University of California food program of interest. Moving the ball forward.

June 2014 Links of the Month

Links for the month:

Local:

http://blogs.gazette.com/sidestreets/2014/05/23/park-entrance-teaches-colorado-springs-kids-about-community/ – Rockrimmon garden update as they build out. Good news!

http://www.d11.org/FNS/Pages/SummerMeals.aspx D11 – expanded Summer Breakfast and Lunch program.

National:

http://civileats.com/2014/05/23/industry-packaged-school-breakfasts-better-for-kids-than-nothing/#more-20221 – Interesting look at trends in highly processed foods for school lunches.

http://civileats.com/2014/05/20/battle-lines-drawn-over-healthier-school-lunch/ – Background on the ongoing effort to roll back the improved nutrition standards for school lunches.

http://www.farmtoschool.org/Default.aspx?CCID=16779&FID=176904&ExcludeBoolFalse=True&ID=/resources-search-results – Lots of good stuff from the recent Farm to Cafeteria conference is posted here. Take a look for lots of good ideas!

May 2014 Links of the Month

 

Local:

http://gazette.com/woodland-park-highs-cooking-classes-a-hands-on-approach-to-health-culinary-art/article/1518989 – Great article on learning to cook in Woodland Park

Colorado:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/school-garden-summit-tickets-10983529031 – Ok it is happening tomorrow 4/29, but it still might be fun, hope someone is attending and can report on it.

National:

http://franklinhomepage.com/freedom-middle-students-effort-leads-fssd-to-eliminate-foam-trays–cms-14961#.U17_IVdMpRY – Interesting and nuanced take on the challenges with replacing Styro trays in schools (hat tip to Judith Rice-Jones)