Cooks for Kids: Cooking Green Across America

National Food Service Management Institute.

This show looks at how schools work with local farms to serve healthy meals in school cafeterias, at ways schools are becoming more ecofriendly, and how they are using the school garden to improve student nutrition.

Farm to School

When children understand where food comes from, they are more interested in eating fruits and vegetables! Learn more about this program and how you can partner with a local farm.

Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food

United States Department of Agriculture.

New USDA outreach program to connect citizens with local farmers, protect the environment, and strengthen rural communities.

Putting Energy into Profits: Energy Star Guide for Restaurants (PDF | 675 KB)

United States Environmental Protection Agency.

A guide to help food service establishments learn how to become more energy efficient.

The School Energy Audit: A Bright Idea (PDF | 278 KB)

Earth Day Network.

Information and resources on how to conduct a school energy audit. Information on food service is available.

A School Waste Reduction, Reuse, Recycling, Composting & Buy Recycled Resource Book (PDF | 665 KB)

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

The purpose of this Resource Book is to provide you with some basic information on a waste reduction, reuse, recycling, composting and buying recycled products and packaging program for your school.