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Thursday, October 4, 2012

FW: Use Food Day to highlight or increase Farm to School efforts


Please see info below about Food Day which can help highlight farm to school activities during National Farm to School Month!


Colleen Matts

Farm to Institution Specialist

Center for Regional Food Systems | Michigan State University

480 Wilson Rd | Rm 303 Natural Resources Building | East Lansing, MI 48824

(p) 517.432.0310 |


From: Avi Schlosburg [] On Behalf Of Food Day
Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2012 11:40 AM
To: Food Day
Subject: Use Food Day to highlight or increase Farm to School efforts


Food Day – the nationwide celebration and movement for healthful, affordable, and sustainable food – is coming up on October 24, less than two months from now. In 2011, the first year of the campaign, 2,300 events took place around the country, and dozens of school districts around the country took part.

We are thrilled to count the National Farm to School Network among our partners, and we hope you’ll join us in celebrating Food Day this year, especially by co-promoting your National Farm to School Month activities as Food Day events. In Washington, D.C., for example, D.C. Public Schools will celebrate Food Day with a week of Farm to School activities in classrooms and school gardens. Among others, the Cornucopia Project and New Haven Farm to School are planning activities, and the Alaska Child Nutrition Program and Alaska Farm to School will have a special lunch on Food Day to showcase local produce.

Food Day is around the corner! What will you do?

Here are five simple steps to get involved:

1. Check out the Food Day Guide for School Organizers.
2. Use the Food Day Curriculum written by professors at Columbia Teachers College.
3. Help us spread the word through your network and link to
4. October is Farm to School Month, so celebrate both!
5. Register your participation on the national map (even if the event is not open to the public).

Feel free to contact us for assistance as you develop your plans for Food Day 2012 by emailing

Lilia Smelkova
Food Day Campaign Manager

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