Last school year in May, PPS piloted a Harvest of the Month Program in school cafeterias to increase student awareness of seasonal produce, link garden education to the lunchroom, educate students about the nutritional value of harvest of the month, nudge students towards healthier choices in the lunchroom, and expose students to new, healthy … Continue reading PPS Harvest of the Month Program
A Partnership of Pittsburgh Public Schools, Grow Pittsburgh and Let’s Move Pittsburgh In an effort to enhance farm to school education in Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS), PPS, Grow Pittsburgh and Let’s Move Pittsburgh (LMP) are piloting a … Continue reading Harvest of the Month Pilot
The Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 requires that schools serve vegetable subgroups each week including dark green, red/orange, starchy, legume, and other. All Pittsburgh Public Schools serve vegetables daily, per the nutrition requirements, but are they being consumed? Plate waste studies in Pittsburgh Public Schools have shown extremely low acceptance of green vegetables. … Continue reading Go for the Greens
Make Apple Lemonade! On Tuesday, Monteverde's Produce Company visited Pittsburgh Creative and Preforming Arts (CAPA) school downtown. Anne Monteverde (co-owner) juiced fresh lemons and apples to make Apple Lemonade. The students sampled the fresh squeezed, no-sugar-added fruit juice with excitement. The demonstration showcased some of the delicious fresh fruits available from Monteverde's and encouraged students to try … Continue reading When Life Gives You Lemons…..
Is your school interested in Farm to School activities but doesn't know where to start or how to fund them? Then this grant is for you. Pennsylvania has been identified as one of three states that would benefit from funding for farm to school activities on a small scale. A total of 100 farm to school … Continue reading Farm to School Mini Grants of $5,000 Available for Your School!