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Apply now for a Farm to School Month/Food Day planning grant! Deadline March 15

To kick off the fall and back to school season, The National Farm to School Network (NFSN) is teaming up with United Natural Foods, Inc. Foundation and Food Day to offer eight mini-grants of $1,000 each to schools that are planning Food Day celebrations/events during 2013 National Farm to School Month in October. Preschool and early care settings are included, and are encouraged to apply!

National Farm to School Month and Food Day are closely aligned annual events that take place every October. National Farm to School Month was officially designated by Congress in 2010 as a time to celebrate the importance of Farm to School programs as a means to improve child nutrition, support local economies, sustain local farms and ranches and educate children about the origins of food. Food Day, held annually on October 24, is a nationwide celebration and a movement toward more healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. Food Day was created by the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

Applications must be submitted online by 5 p.m. EDT on March 15, 2013 to be considered. This mini-grant program was made possible through the generous sponsorship of the United Natural Foods, Inc. Foundation.

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