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2014
  • October 30, 2014:
    • Resources: New F2P webpage, online F2P food safety training program, F2P Toolkit for the state of WA, and new activity kit for teaching children about local beans
    • News: NYC Health Department Launches F2P Program
    • Case study: Grant Park Cooperative Preschool in Georgia
    • Book recommendation: Apples
  • September 30, 2014:
    • News: Farm to School Month starts tomorrow
    • Resource: "Importance of Teaching Kids Where Food Comes From," by Bright Horizons
    • Book recommendation: A Child's Seasonal Treasury
  • September 15, 2014:
    • Resource: Materials to get ready for Farm to School Month
    • Resource: New weekly activity sheets for teachers and families
    • Recommended reading: What I Learned About Love as a School Lunch Chef
  • August 19, 2014:
    • News: Farm to Preschool mini-grants awarded in Oregon
    • Resource: Farm to Childcare Curriculum from IATP
    • Case study: Nevada preschoolers dedicate new People's Garden
    • Case study: Iowa preschoolers learn about local yogurt, from the Northeast Iowa Food & Fitness Initiative
    • Book recommendation: Authors in the Pantry: Recipes, Stories, and More
  • July 10, 2014:
    • News: New D.C. legislation supports farm to preschool
    • Resource: Local procurement fact sheets for child care centers and family child care providers
    • Resource: Growing farm to preschool in your state, a how-to guide
    • Resource: New Harvest for Healthy Kids curriculum
    • Book recommendation: All in a Day
  • May 14, 2014:
    • News: New farm to preschool mini-grant program launches in Oregon
    • Resource: Materials now available from 7th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference
    • Research: New research from the University of Illinois on the benefits of family-style meals with children
    • Case study: Preschool teacher named Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher of the Year
    • Book recommendation: Bear and Bunny Grow Tomatoes
  • April 1, 2014:
    • Resource: New fact sheet on how to start a farm to preschool program
    • Resource: Tips on how to use CACFP funds for farm to preschool
    • Resource: New guide for farm to preschool in home-based child care sites
    • Case study: Local food via a central kitchen at the Salt Lake Community Action Program Head Start in Utah
    • Book recommendation: An Earthworm's Life
  • March 13, 2014
    • Conference: Register to attend the 7th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference
    • Training: New farm to preschool training materials available from the National Farm to School Network
    • Case study: Early childhood gardens in Wisconsin, via the Wisconsin School Garden Initiative
    • Book recommendation: Monsters Don't Eat Broccoli
  • February 4, 2014
    • Conference: Registration is open for the 7th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference!
  • January 7, 2014:
    • Research: Nemours report profiles nutrition improvements by CACFP providers and sponsors
    • Conference: Scholarships available for the 7th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference
    • Case study: Snapshot of Farm to Preschool Day celebrations in Indiana, Montana, Connecticut, and Mississippi
    • Book recommendation: Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth
 
2013
  • November 15, 2013:
    • Resource: New state webpages for F2P
    • Conference: Farm to preschool at the 7th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference
    • Case study: Stories from Iowa, Georgia, and a national update from the Mother Nature Network
    • Book recommendation: Delicious: A Pumpkin Soup Story
  • September 27, 2013:
    • News: Reminder: Celebrate Farm to Preschool Day
    • Conference: Regional conferences featuring farm to preschool in the Northeast, Southeast, and Georgia
    • Conference: RFP now available: submit a workshop for 7th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference
  • August 21, 2013:
    • News: Reminder: Celebrate Farm to Preschool Day!
  • July 30, 2013:
    • News: Celebrate Farm to Preschool Day this October
    • Resource: Supplies for science exploration and discovery in the garden
    • Conference: National Association for the Education of Young Children Conference; Washington, D.C.; Nov. 20-23, 2013
    • Book recommendation: A Fruit is a Suitcase for Seeds
  • June 27, 2013:
    • News: Update on farm to preschool at the national level
    • Conference: American Public Health Association Conference; Boston, Massachusetts; Nov. 2-6, 2013
    • Case study: The Little People's Garden; Farm to Child Care; Neighborhood House Association; materials from the Childhood Obesity Conference
    • Book recommendation: Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!
  • June 5, 2013
    • Conference: National Association of Family Child Care Conference; Scottsdale, AZ; July 18-20, 2013
    • Case study: Collaboration between Bistro Kids and Good Natured Family Farms; Kansas City, Missouri
    • Book recommendation: Do Lions Like Lettuce?
  • May 3, 2013:
    • Conference: Childhood Obesity Conference; Long Beach, CA; June 18-20, 2013
    • Case study: Farm to preschool in family child care; Los Angeles, CA
    • Book recommendation and activity: Cucumber Soup and lesson plan
  • April 3, 2013:
    • Resource: Suggestions for how to purchase local food
    • Conference: Save the date for 7th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference
    • Case study: Farm to Child Care pilot program; Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy in Minnesota
    • Book recommendation: An Earthworm's Life
  • March 12, 2013:
    • News: Farm to School Month planning grants
  • March 1, 2013:
    • Research: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention document slight decreases in childhood obesity
    • Conference: Health Aware Conference; Child Care Aware of America Policy Symposium; Washington, D.C.; April 11th
    • Training: Creating Healthier Environments webinar
    • Case study: Farm to preschool at the Aullwood Audubon Farm in Dayton, Ohio
    • Book/activity recommendation: The Giant Cabbage
  • January 31, 2013:
    • Resource: New fact sheet on the benefits of farm to school
    • Conference: Building a Healthier Future Summit; Partnership for a Healthier America; March 2013
    • Case study: Harvest for Healthy Kids Curriculum in development in Portland, Oregon
    • Book/activity recommendation: From Seed to Plant
 
2012
  • December 5, 2012:
    • Research: Two research papers document farm to preschool programs in Los Angeles and Boston
    • Resource: Using wellness policies to support farm to preschool
    • Activity: Winter activity suggestions
  • October 30, 2012:
    • Research: Results from a national survey of Head Start programs, conducted by the Center for Regional Food Systems at Michigan State University
    • Training: Reminder: farm to preschool webinars
    • Case study: Locally sourced family dinners at Burlington Children's Space in Burlington, Vermont
    • Activity: Pumpkin activity and recipe
  • September 27, 2012:
    • News: October is Farm to School Month!
    • Resource: Recipes for child care
    • Training: Farm to preschool webinar from the National Farm to School Network
  • August 29, 2012:
    • Resource: Materials from the 6th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference
    • Resource: Farm to preschool curricula suggestions
    • Case study: Farm to preschool funding expands in Michigan and Texas
  • July 31, 2012:
    • Research: Summary of results from the first national survey of farm to preschool programs, conducted by the National Farm to School Network
    • Case study: Farm to preschool at the Denali Preschool and Learning Center in Healy, Alaska
  • June 27, 2012:
    • Conference: Join us for the 6th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference!
    • Case study: Local hospital supports farm to preschool efforts in California
    • Book recommendations: Scarlette Beane, Two Old Potatoes and Me, I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato
  • May 29, 2012:
    • News: Let's Move! Child Care recognizes three model farm to preschool programs
    • Research: Request for programs to complete the first ever national farm to preschool survey
    • Training: Shelburne Farms Summer Workshop; Shelburne, VT; July 17-19, 2012
  • April 25, 2012:
    • News: Information on the start of the national farm to preschool initiative and key projects at a national level

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