Healthy School Farmers Market

Friday, September 7, 2018

Healthy School Farmers Market

Educators in Tulare County, California, where about 29 percent of children live in food-insecure households, established the Healthy School Farmers Market in two schools where a high percentage of students participate in free or reduced price meal programs. They, in collaboration with a local food bank, school districts, and an after-school program, are providing access to fresh fruits and vegetables, promoting physical activity, and delivering key nutrition messages. Nearly 500 students and community residents have participated and created local market opportunities for farmers. USDA photo by Lance Cheung.

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Related Information

Farm Bill Priority Areas:
Food safety, nutrition, and health
U.S. States and Territories:
California