Hoffman Auto Group Grant: Farm-in-School: Bringing sustainably grown food into our school cafeteria
- School Year: 2019-2020
- Applicants: Timothy Kessler, Lead Teacher & Marcy Zacchea, Julio Duarte
- School: Conard High School
- Subjects: Science, Technology, Other
The Farm-in-School grant engages students to make healthier and more responsible food choices as part of their daily school routines by involving students in each and every aspect of the food production pipeline (from farm to table). In science classes students will explore what are optimal growing conditions for various crops and conduct a cost benefit analysis for growing their own food versus purchasing food from national vendors. In foods classes student will develop menus that utilize the various produce that will be grown and help create opportunities to engage students in the tasting process for the food grown in the school. Food service staff will incorporate the collected produce into school lunches and provide students with live cooking demonstrations about how this produce can be used to create healthy food choices for all students. Overall, this grant will provide students the opportunity to explore how to make healthier food by engaging in the farm to table experience right here in their own school.