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The State of Farm to Early Childcare Education in Mississippi 2019

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“Farm to School” is defined as a group of activities and strategies that include the use of locally and regionally grown foods in meals, snacks and taste tests, as well as gardening opportunities and nutrition and agriculture education. These activities are designed to enhance the quality of educational experience while supporting local and regional food producers and the local economy. The National Farm to School Network sprouted in 1996-1997 from the desire to support community-based food systems, strengthen family farms, and improve student health by reducing childhood obesity. In 2004 the National Farm to School Program was officially authorized, and included 400 programs in 22 states.

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