USDA Farm to School Grant
re:TH!NK has been awarded a $99,870 support services grant to impact students in the Omro, Winneconne, and Oshkosh school districts over the next two years. The USDA grant will complement farm to school projects that re:TH!NK already supports for Winnebago County schools through it's existing grants and programs. Download the full press release:
October was Farm to School Month
Farm to School programs support the health of Wisconsin children, farms and communities by connecting schools with local farms that supply fresh, healthy and minimally processed foods. reTH!NK is partnering with Winnebago County schools to implement Farm to School programs, beginning with the Oshkosh Area School District. Programs include school gardens, Fun Food of the Month, and procuring locally grown produce for the school meals program.
Goals of Wisconsin Farm to School
- Promote children's health by providing fresh, healthy and minimally processed foods in schools and supporting the development of healthy eating habits.
- Strengthen children's and communities' knowledge about, and attitudes toward agriculture, food, nutrition, and the environment.
- Strengthen local economies by expanding markets for Wisconsin agricultural producers and food entrepreneurs.
Fun Food of the Month
re:TH!NK and Winnebago County schools have joined forces to bring a Fun Food of the Month to elementary students across the county. Students will have the oppurtunity to sample a local fruit or vegetable during lunch. Information will be sent home in school newsletters with fun facts and a simple recipe to try at home. Fun Food of the Month helps to plant the seeds of change for Winnebago County elementary students!
For more information about Farm to School in Winnebago County, contact