EDUCATION

Local food by the books - learning in the cafeteria & classroom

Farm to school seeks to support educational outcomes for students by promoting activities that engage children and families in learning about, and developing skills related to eating healthfully and understanding the food system. Farm to school curricula and experiential activities are also a platform to teach core content areas such as science, math, and language arts. Success in this sector is measured via student readiness to learn, engagement, and academic competency, student and adult food literacy, resources allocated to farm to school activities and training, and alignment of activities with state standards.

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INCREASE FOOD LITERACY IN STUDENTS IN SCHOOLS

Increase in student knowledge about food and its impact on health, community economics, and the environment

Number of school districts offering farm to school educational activities (such as school gardening, farm field trips, Future Farmers of America, cooking, nutrition and food-based lessons)

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At least 128 school districts engaged in farm to school educational activities.

Source: Data reported by Oregon Department of Education Farm to School Procurement and Education Grantees on their Grant Reports covering the 2018-2019 School Year.

Number of school districts procuring local foods that accompany these purchases with educational activities

Source: Data reported by Oregon Department of Education Farm to School Procurement grantees on their Grant Reports covering the 2018-2019 School Year

Number of schools in Oregon that have an edible garden

Percentage of counties in Oregon with at least one school garden

Number of schools in Oregon that have an edible garden that is actively used for educational activities

Oregon Harvest for Schools materials: a.) are developed and available for different products including fruits and vegetables, meat, grains, eggs, seafood, beans, and dairy, b.) are downloadable and editable, translated into Spanish, and include space to add producer profiles

Products have had promotional materials developed.

Percentage of school districts that are doing some form of promotion of local foods

Source: Data reported by Oregon Department of Education Farm to School Procurement grantees on their Grant Reports covering the 2018-2019 School Year

Number of school gardens that have a designated, funded school garden staff position

Source: Oregon Department of Education School Garden Survey 2019

Number of students receiving educational activities who are able to demonstrate knowledge, skills and motivation to make responsible food choices and how they impact their health, the environment and their communit

Source: Oregon Department of Education Farm to School Education Grant Report 18-19 School Year

Number of students who are receiving educational activities that are able to demonstrate knowledge of where their food comes from and how it is grown

Source: Oregon Department of Education Farm to School Education Grant Report 18-19 School Year

Number of students that learned at least one element of food heritage, such as foods unique to different cultures, and including food histories native to the region/community/their own family

Source: Oregon Department of Education Farm to School Education Grant Report 18-19 School Year

EDUCATION POLICY AND PROGRAMS SUPPORT FARM TO SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

Education agencies allocate resources to support farm to school programming

Availability of state funding to districts in the state for food-based, agriculture-based and garden-based educational activities, and to link those activities with local purchasing efforts

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Approximately 17% of the $15 million state grant funding goes towards educational activities.

Source: House Bill 2579 (2019) and previous allocation by ODE

EDUCATION POLICY AND PROGRAMS SUPPORT FARM TO SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

Teachers, child care educators, foodservice workers, students, and producers are trained in farm to school nutrition, education and gardening activities

The number of garden educators, teachers, foodservice staff, non-profits, and producers reached by professional development/trainings

People received training at the Oregon Farm to School and School Garden Summit.

Source: Attendees at the 2018 Oregon Farm to School and School Garden Summits

FARM TO SCHOOL ACTIVITIES ARE ALIGNED TO EARLY LEARNING FRAMEWORK, THE COMMON CORE, OR STATE CONTENT STANDARDS TO SUPPORT STUDENT ENGAGEMENT AND LEARNING

Sites offer a range of learning opportunities aligned to support learning skills and content areas

Number of students participating in farm to school and school garden activities aligned to Early Learning Framework, Common Core or state-adopted content standards

Source: ODE Farm to School Education Grant Progress Report 18-19 School Year

Number of school districts using the following subjects to teach farm to school activities and curriculum aligned to Early Learning Framework, Common Core or state-adopted content standards

Source: Oregon Department of Education F2S Education Grant Progress Report for the 18-19 School Year

Number of classes where farm to school activities and curriculum are aligned to Early Learning Framework, Common Core or state-adopted content standards

Source: Oregon Department of Education F2S Education Grant Progress Report for the 18-19 School Year

Type of activities where farm to school activities and curriculum are aligned to Early Learning Framework, Common Core or state-adopted content standards

Source: Oregon Department of Education F2S Education Grant Progress Report for the 18-19 School Year

All grade levels, Pre K through 12, have farm to school activities and curriculum aligned to Early Learning Framework, Common Core or state-adopted content standard

Source: Oregon Department of Education F2S Education Grant Progress Report for the 18-19 School Year

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