National School Lunch Program
The Northeast Farm to School Institute is a year long school planning and professional development opportunity for twelve (4-6 members from schools/5-7 members from districts) teams from New England and New York. The Institute starts off with a three day retreat to Shelburne Farms in Shelburne, VT from June 25-27, 2019.
To apply, go to the website (http://vtfeed.org/farm-school-institute) and submit an application by March 7th, 2018.
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Celebrate National Farm to School Month
|National Farm to School Month is a time to celebrate connections happening all over the country between schools, food and local food! Farm to school enriches the connections communities have with fresh, healthy food and local food producers by changing food purchasing and education practices at school and early care and education settings.|
Below is the list of 253 schools in 47 school food authorities (SFAs) that were selected to receive the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) funding for the 2018-2019 school year.
Adult Selling Prices
- Schools that receive regular reimbursement for breakfast must charge a minimum of $1.95 plus tax for an adult breakfast meal
- Schools that receive severe need reimbursement for breakfast must charge a minimum of $2.31 plus tax for an adult breakfast meal
- Schools that receive under 60% ($3.4699) for lunch must charge a minimum of $3.84 plus tax for an adult lunch
All required data must be reported on an accrual basis to the nearest whole cent.
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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that $1.5 million is available for eligible school districts to support the growth of the Farm-to-School programs across New York State ahead of the upcoming school year.
Applications are due October 1, 2018 by 4 pm and should be submitted in Grants Gateway.