Senate Bill 10-081, in recognition of the need to encourage the eating of fresh and nutritious local foods, the fostering of relationships among farmers and schools, and the promotion of the sale of agricultural products, establishes the Farm-to-School Program.
This bill also allows for the creation of a Farm-to-School Coordination Task Force. Duties include:
- Creating or expanding Farm-to-School pilot programs
- Identifying funding sources and grants that allow school districts to recover costs from purchasing locally grown foods
- Identifying, designing, or making available training programs to enable local farmers and ranchers to market their products to school districts
- Advising school districts on the methods by which they may improve their facilities to allow for the purchase and use of locally produced foods in school meals
- Providing assistance to school food services to establish procedures, recipes, menu rotation, proper handling, and storing to accommodate the use of locally grown foods in public schools.
Districts participating in the Task Force:
- Denver Public Schools
- Durango 9-R
- Las Animas
- Weld 6
More information on Farm-to-School will be posted as it becomes available.
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