Farm to Preschool

Farm to Preschool Brochure (PDF | 1.94 MB)

Idaho State Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs.

This brochure provides an overview of the Farm to Preschool program in Idaho.

Getting Started with Farm to Preschool (PDF | 403 KB)

Occidental College Urban & Environmental Policy Institute.

More Than Mud Pies More Than Mud Pies

National Food Service Management Institute.

These 54 lessons built around the seasons of the year each include activities to learn about growth, nutrition, and preparation of foods.

Farm to Childcare: Opportunities and Challenges for Connecting Young Children with Local Foods and Farmers (PDF | 2.8 MB)

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.

This report explores the feasibility of expanding Farm to Childcare (F2C) initiatives, the dynamics that surround foodservice in various childcare contexts, and lessons learned from early efforts around the country.

Farm to Preschool: Curriculum (PDF | 1.6 MB)

Ohio State Department of Agriculture.

This presentation provides curriculum resources for farm to preschool organizers.

Mealtime Memo: It's Farm Time (PDF | 1.2 MB)

National Food Service Management Institute.

It's Farm Time is a resource for child care providers interested in Farm to Child Care. This resource highlights methods for participating in Farm to Child Care, components of Farm to Child Care, steps for starting a Farm to Child Care program, and strategies for implementation. Part of the Mealtime Memo series.

Expanding Farm to Childcare Webinar Expanding Farm to Childcare Webinar

Iowa Team Nutrition; Iowa State University Extension.

Covers a wide range of topics related to management of a farm to child care program.

Mealtime Memo: Plenty of Local Produce (PDF | 1.2 MB)

National Food Service Management Institute.

Learn how local produce is a terrific choice for Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) meals. Try the recipe for Broccoli Quiche D-80. Use the weeks' worth of breakfast, lunch, and snack menus.

Food Safety from Farm and Garden to Preschool: Online Training

The University of Massachusetts Department of Nutrition; University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension Food Safety Program.

National Farm to Preschool

An expansion of the National Farm to School initiative and serves Head Start programs, preschools, and daycares to help influence the eating habits of young children while their preferences are forming.

Preschool / Child Care Garden Resources

Children have added motivation to eat fruits and vegetables that they helped to grow! Find resources to start and maintain a youth garden, and to connect the garden with the classroom.