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Welcome Back Students !!    

  
Farm to School  Farm-to-School for Fresh Fruits & Vegetables

              

Across the country, an increasing number of schools and districts have begun to source more foods locally and to provide complementary educational activities to students that emphasize food, farming, and nutrition. This nationwide movement is designed to enrich children’s bodies and minds while supporting local economies is often referred to as “farm to school.”
The objectives of Nutrition Services Department is to serve healthy meals in school cafeterias and improve student nutrition, while providing agriculture, health and nutrition education opportunities...and we want to support our local and regional farmers.

The key is to make these fresh options available and to get kids to try new things. Farm to School programs link school students and farmers in a way that improves foods offered in schools, educates kids about healthy eating and local foods, and creates income opportunities for farmers supplying to schools.
A Farm-to-School Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program can be an important catalyst for change in our efforts to combat childhood obesity by helping children learn more healthful eating habits. It has also been proven to be a successful way to introduce kids and teens to a variety of produce that they otherwise might not have the opportunity to sample. Text Box: This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-SA

                                                                                    

 

Newfield Central School District is excited to be participating in Tompkins County Farm to School this upcoming school year!


Tompkins County Farm to School is a collaborative effort involving New York farmers, Tompkins County
school's Child Nutrition Programs, and Tompkins County Cornell Cooperative Extension.
The goal of Tompkins County Farm to School is to increase students' consumption of healthy farm-fresh
foods while supporting New York State farmers. Each month, students will have the opportunity to try
recipes in their school's cafeteria prepared with "Harvest of the Month" ingredients from local New York
State farms. Students will enjoy a variety of seasonally abundant fruits and vegetables through the
Harvest of the Month recipes. The long-term goal of Tompkins County Farm to School is to foster a
collaborative food environment involving classrooms, the local community, and one which supports
local New York Farmers and healthy eating among school children. If you want to get more involved
with this effort feel free to reach out to Chloe Boutelle (Tompkins County Cornell Cooperative Extension
Farm to School Coordinator) by clicking here or Robin Wood (Newfield Central School District Food Service)
by clicking here or calling Robin at 607-564-9955 (4024).

                                     
              


 

 
 
Announcements
ELEMENTARY STUDENTS TO GET A FREE LUNCH!
ALL K THRU 5 STUDENTS NOW MAY ALSO GET A FREE LUNCH ALL SCHOOL YEAR. FREE BREAKFAST IS STILL OFFERED TO K TO 12TH GRADE.

 

2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR
 MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL LUNCH PRICE WILL BE $2.75     
  BREAKFAST IS STILL FREE TO ALL STUDENTS