School Food Resources

School Food Service 

Dig into these resources to find what you need to start, sustain or expand your capacity to engage in Farm to School in your school cafeteria! Don't forget to connect with your Regional Procurement Hub Coordinator for additional support and technical assistance.

Getting Started


Sourcing Local


Recipes + Cookbooks


Scratch Cooking Skills + Tutorials




School Food 101

School food is a unique part of the food system with it's own rules, regulations, funding and resources.

Use the following resources to learn more about how school food works:

USDA - How School Lunch is Made and How You Can Help

Inspired by questions USDA receives from students about school lunch, this publication was developed as part of the Fueling My Healthy Life collection. This article is connected to eighth grade educational standards and provides students with information about what's in a school meal, who decides what's on the menu, and how students can have a voice in the process.