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.
About Sprouting Healthy Kids
Food is discovery. Local food in school cafeterias and other farm-to-school efforts provide access to nutritious food and help build knowledge and relationship with healthy food systems. Sprouting Healthy Kids enables young people to make positive decisions concerning their own health and nutrition and the health of their families and their communities.
Sprouting Healthy Kids is Sustainable Food Center's farm-to-school and food systems education project. Sprouting Healthy Kids features locally grown foods in school cafeterias along with outreach support such as farm profile posters, interactive activities like Veggie Sampling and Meet the Farmer days, and educational programming such as afterschool clubs and classroom lessons.
Want to plant the seed?
- Promote Local Food in Your School. Everyone has a role and a voice! Visit our Farm-to-School support guide and find out how to get involved.
- Volunteer in your school garden or start a garden at your school. If your school doesn’t already have a garden, we offer School Garden Leadership Trainings throughout the year to share resources to get your school growing!
- Bring Sprouting Healthy Kids to Your School. SFC offers downloadable classroom lessons and activity guides, or a more in-depth Sprouting Healthy Kids Program Replication guide.