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 the Oshkosh Area School District have joined forces to bring a Fun Food of the Month to elementary students across the city. Including everything from jicama and kohlrabi to kiwi and papaya, volunteers will be serving up exciting produce samples every month throughout the school year. The promotion starts when students receive a bulletin with fun facts and a simple recipe to try at home. Then, on the third or fourth Thursday of each month, re:TH!NK volunteers bring samples to school cafeterias and encourage students to try something new. Fun Food of the Month helps to plant the seeds of change for Oshkosh elementary students!
Check out February's Fun Food of the Month: Kiwi
For more information about re:TH!NK's Nutrition, Obesity, Type II Diabetes Committee, contact