The Healthy Schools Project (HSP) is the education arm of Food and Nutrition Services' Farm to School program and is grant funded by the Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch (NEOPB).
The program goal is to create life-long eaters of local fruits and vegetables by connecting nutrition education to the following: cafeteria » classroom » local farms » school garden » home
Nutrition Specialists provide resources, technical assistance & trainings to support educators in implementing the following Common Core-aligned education:
- Integrated Nutrition Education lessons & curricula
- Cooking in the Classroom
- Garden-enhanced Nutrition Education (GENE)
- Harvest of the Month/Agricultural Literacy education
- To support the development of sustainable, healthy school environments
- To provide healthful eating, standards-based learning opportunities for students.
- To facilitate hands-on, sensory activities with fresh fruits and vegetables.
- To teach the agricultural foundation of food.
- To build a relationship between the school community and local agriculture.
- To support parents as they promote healthy choices at home.
- To promote buying seasonal and local, sustainably grown produce.