2018 MS Farm to School Week Challenge Participants

(photo: E.E. Rogers student eating local watermelon and sporting a "I Tried a Local Food at School Today" sticker)

Here's the full list of school districts and early childcare centers that pledged to participate in the Mississippi Farm to School Week Challenge this year:

Huge thanks to this year's sponsors! Mississippi Department of Education Office of Child Nutrition (co-organizers), Ambetter by Magnolia, Chef Nick WallacePartnership for a Healthy Mississippi, Sow True Seed

Challenge participants have pledged to either: procure a local food during the week and invite the farmer to dine with students (Procurement Challenge), host a lesson in the school garden followed by a cooking demo and taste test (Garden Challenge), or both (Supreme Challenge).

School District or Early Childcare Center Name (*means Supreme Challenge participants)
AJFC Fayette Head Start 
Brilliant Childcare and Learning Center
Child Development and Family Studies Center
Crossgates Methodist Children's Center
DeSoto County School District
Pleasant Hill Elementary School (Supreme Challenge)
Diocese of Biloxi - Holy Trinity Catholic School
E.E. Rogers SDA School*
Mary's Little Lambs
Enterprise School District
First Baptist Preschool Long Beach
First Baptist WEE School*
First Presbyterian Child Development Program*
Forrest County School
Global Connection Learning Center*
Greentree learning Center*
Happy Memories Child Care Center*
Hollandale School District*
Jackson County School District*
St. Martin High School (Supreme Challenge)
Jackson Public School District 
KIddie Korner Learning Center
LaLa's Learning Academy & Daycare
Leaps and Bounds Decelopmental Academy*
Leland School District (Leland Elementary School)
Leland School District (Leland Elementary Accelerated School)*
Magnolia Montessori School*
Mississippi University for Women Child and Parent Development Center
North Panola
Oxford School District*
Pascagoula-Gautier School District*
Pearl River County*
Peek-a-Boo Playschool*
Simpson County Schools
Strayhorn Preschool and Daycare
Sunflower County Consolidated 
Tinka-Tonka’s Family Daucare
Total Kids Zone,LLC*
Tupelo Public School District*
Unity Christian Academy*
Vicksburg Warren School District*
Washington School
West Bolivar School District*
Willie Price Lab School

If you are interested in learning more, finding specific event days/times, or would like to write a story on the Challenge, please contact Co-Director Sunny Baker at or on her cell at 636.675.0503.

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