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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
Amanda Ross, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (920) 232-3374.

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re:TH!NK is the community coalition of the Winnebago County Health Department. re:TH!NK would not
exist without support from our local partner agencies, organizations and community members.