Vermont school serve breakfast and/or lunch to more than 50,000 Vermont students each year—a total of 15.5 million meals and an annual business of $40 million. An increasing number of children in Vermont have poor or inadequate diets and lack a working knowledge of their local food system. By working with Vermont's current school nutrition programs, we can provide all children with access to more fresh and healthy foods straight from Vermont farms. This can improve children's health and performance and expand opportunities for local farmers.
This report outlines how Vermont schools currently provide meals to their students. It shows how farm to school programs work within schools to encourage greater use of fresh local foods and help Vermont children make healthier food choices. Published by VT FEED.