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Friday, May 6, 2022

Upcoming 10 Cents a Meal Network Meeting and #SLHD22

10 Cents A Meal for Michigan's Kids    & Farms

We are two weeks away from our next 10 Cents a Meal Network Meeting and wanted to make sure you got an invitation!

Register for the virtual network meeting. Zoom Registration:
We will be hearing from 10 Cents a Meal grantee Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) about their farm to school initiatives including the Detroit School Garden Collaborative with almost 90 school gardens, and Drew Farm, their production focused farm within the district. You'll hear how the district grows and utilizes produce in school meals and even how they preserve the harvest during summer months for use during the year.

Then hear from Wendy Crowley from the Michigan Department of Education who will share a new pricing guide for 10 Cents a Meal grantees to help them invoice products from gardens such as school gardens and those run by 4-H or Future Farmers of America, school farms, and other programs that may be connected to grantees.

We welcome others to share their experiences using produce from their gardens or farms in their food service operations, both for education and for meal service.

We hope you can join us!   

By the way...
Happy School Lunch Hero Day!

School nutrition professionals dedicate their time and energy to make sure students across Michigan and our nation are fed nutritious, healthy meals! Without their hard work programs like 10 Cents a Meal would not be possible. After all, it's not enough to just buy Michigan-grown food, it needs to be prepared and served by none other than our school lunch heroes!

To all of the school nutrition professionals out there —thank you for your hard work and cheers to you! #SLHD22

Ten Cents A Meal

Melanie Wong MA, RDN Farm to ECE Specialist/Program Communications Manager

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MIFARMTOSCHOOL is a listserv that links farm-to-school stakeholders and practitioners in Michigan, from school food service directors and school administrators to growers and distributors. Content posted to MIFARMTOSCHOOL does not necessarily reflect the views of Michigan State University or the Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems.

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