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Farm to School

Harvest of the Month

The Farm to School program goal is to improve familiarity with California grown fruits and vegetables among 12,000 children and increase consumption of California grown food. Students will have an opportunity to taste the featured fruit or vegetable of the month and meet local farmers through Farmer of the Month newsletters. Classroom tastings will be distributed and accompanied by nutrition education activities provided to teachers. Previous CHC program evaluations have demonstrated that the Harvest of the Month (HOTM) program is an effective way to increase the selection and consumption of locally grown fruits and vegetables. Technical assistance will be provided to school food service staff for purchasing local crops.

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