Guide for Using Local Food in Schools

This guide is designed to help schools reconnect with their local food systems through their school food programs. It is intended for school nutrition directors, managers, and staff, as well as farmers, students, teachers, school administrators, parents, and community members who are interested in making changes to school food. Based on VT FEED’s belief that the cafeteria can be a place of learning and discovery, this guide explores opportunities for increasing local purchasing, shares stories about real-life challenges and successes, and identifies ideas for changing the school food system. Published by VT FEED.