Sprouting Healthy Kids is Sustainable Food Center's farm-to-school and food systems education project. Sprouting Healthy Kids includes three main components: locally-grown, fresh fruits and vegetables served in school cafeterias, classroom lessons designed to introduce students to healthy food and food systems, and a hands-on afterschool gardening and cooking program.
School gardens, local farms, and other elements of our food systems provide an excellent context for teachers. Educators at participating schools can take advantage of onsite gardens as teaching tools, and can incorporate nutrition and food systems into countless in-class lessons. SFC offers School Garden Leadership Training to support the efforts of teachers who are integrating food and farm lessons into their classrooms, and provides several educational resources.
For additional information about educational program resources, click here.