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November 18, 2014 - 10 Top Tips for Marketing Local Food in School Meals
by Amanda Comai Food service directors have a lot on their plates. They are hard at work creating healthy meals with more local foods and scratch cooking. But with limited time and budgets, most agree that effectively marketing school meals –...
November 18, 2014 - Healthy and Happy You: Beating the Sugar Blues
by Allyson Bartlett, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont As the seasons change, so does behavior. When sun exposure drops during the colder months, people tend to be less active and crave comfort foods. It’s important to monitor your mood...
November 16, 2014 - Spotlight: Twin Valley Jr. Iron Chefs Top the Compeition Again - and Again
by Cat Mullin Each year, teams from Twin Valley Middle and High Schools walk into the Jr Iron Chef VT competition with confidence and skill, and more often than not, they walk out with a victory. How do they do it? According to head coach Lonny...
November 1, 2014 - Congratulations to the F2SLove Photo Contest Winners!
Mushrooms and carrots, cooking classes and garden parties, silly hats and silly faces... the Farm to School Love photo contest brought out the best of what we all love about Farm to School. We're thrilled to announce the three contest winners:...
October 23, 2014 - Where's the Beef?
“While the farm-to-school movement has made great strides getting local produce from apples to broccoli into the schools, milk and beef face their own set of hurdles despite their apparent abundance and prominence in Vermont’s...
October 21, 2014 - VT Schools Celebrate Healthy Food, Kids & Communities with National Farm to School Month
Activities in schools around the State showcase benefits of farm to school programs   Shelburne, VT– October is National Farm to School month, and schools around the state are reaping the benefits! With a host of harvest festivals and...
October 4, 2014 - Enter the Farm to School Love Photo Contest
Enter & vote here > Get those cameras ready! VT FEED is running a "Farm to School Love" photo contest this month in honor of National Farm to School month. Anyone involved with a Northeast Farm to School program is eligible to...
October 2, 2014 - Strange Bedfellows: Growing Farm to School Through Unlikely Partnerships
This post originally appeared on the National Farm to School Network blog and is reposted here by permission. by Betsy Rosenbluth Kelp growers. Hospitals. Chefs. Mental health agencies. Food shelves. What do all of these have in common? You might...
September 30, 2014 - VT Farm to School Grants Available
The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets has announced $49,000 of available funding for Vermont schools interested in Farm to School programing. Any Vermont school, consortium of schools, or school district interested in a Farm to School...
August 13, 2014 - Cookbook & Amy Gifford Featured on Radio Program
Listen in as Amy Gifford is interviewed on "The Attitude with Arnie Arnesen" about VT FEED, involving kids in cooking & food education, and New School Cuisine. Amy's interview starts around minute 13:00. Listen to the interview...
August 13, 2014 - Savvy Summer Meals
by Amy Gifford On a warm day in July, Kathy parked her Ford and started unloading fresh summer fare with local flair: tuna salad with celery, macaroni salad, pepper strips, and watermelon. Even though Kathy was early, a crowd was waiting for her,...
August 13, 2014 - Farm to School Profile: Peter Allison
by Rebecca Sanborn Stone If Peter Allison were a vegetable, he’d be a beet. (And not just because it rhymes with Pete.) What’s not to love? It’s great raw, pickled and cooked. It stores well and gets your hands all red. It grows...
August 1, 2014 - Sen. Leahy Shares New School Cuisine Cookbook with White House
Senator Patrick Leahy Shares FEED's New School Cuisine Cookbook with Congress & the White House   We know that kids love the healthy, local recipes from our New School Cuisine Cookbook. But it turns out senators love them too! Vermont...
June 19, 2014 - 11 Schools Selected for Statewide 2014-2015 Farm to School Institute
Professional development program will help schools develop food, farm and nutrition curriculum and serve more local foods in cafeterias   Shelburne, VT– Eleven Vermont schools have just been selected to join the 2014-2015 Vermont Food...
May 23, 2014 - Cafeteria Cooking: A New Era in Vermont Schools
5/1/14 - Vermont's Local Banquet features New School Cuisine: Nutritious and Seasonal Recipes for School Cooks by School Cooks. Read the full story >  View the full issue >
May 13, 2014 - Blog post about Fayston's Localvore Taste Test with FEED
Read this great blog post by Lisa Barnes about a Localvore Taste Test with Fayston Elementary students. Mad River Localvores tells the story of creating healthy, local recipes and building a school culture around trying new foods and valuing local...
May 1, 2014 - Farm to School Programs Grow in Region
5/1/14 - The Keene Sentinel covers expanding farm to school programs in Vermont and New Hampshire using the "3 Cs" approach. Read full article >
May 1, 2014 - Betsy Rosenbluth, New FEED Program Director, Profiled in Burlington Free Press
The Burlington Free Press's Movers and Shapers column announces the hiring of Betsy Rosenbluth, the new Program Director for Vermont FEED and the Vermont Farm to School Network. Read the column here >
April 22, 2014 - Jr. Iron Chefs Demonstrate Cooking Skills & The Power of Local Foods for Legislature
On a damp day in early April, the Vermont State House cafeteria smelled of roasting tomatoes and chopped cilantro, and sautéed garlic and root vegetables. But it wasn’t coming from the kitchen. Two dozen middle and high school students were...
March 20, 2014 - 2014-2015 Farm to School Application Deadline Extended!
2014-2015 Farm to School Application Deadline Extended until April 11! The Farm to School Institute is a FREE year-long professional development opportunity offered to ten school teams in Vermont. Teams first gather for three days of learning...
March 13, 2014 - 64 Teams to Compete in 7th Annual Junior Iron Chef Culinary Competition
Ready, set, chop! On Saturday, March 22, over 270 middle and high school students will compete in the state’s seventh annual Junior Iron Chef competition. This year, organizers are taking the program to new heights. In 2008, Vermont Food...
March 2, 2014 - Great School Meals Highlighted in Burlington Free Press
Change is afoot in school cafeterias: No more stop-gap serviceability, says the Burlington Free Press. School meals today in Burlington's school district taste great, include healthy foods, and integrate with farm to school programs, with the...
January 4, 2014 - VT school cooks share recipes in new cookbook
Read the Associated Press coverage of our new cookbook in Boston.com. Download a pdf of the article here.
November 5, 2013 - New School Cookbook Offers Kid-Tested, Healthy School Meal Options
Read the the Bennington Banner article about our new school cookbook. Click here to download a pdf of the article.
October 18, 2013 - VPR Cafe Features New School Cookbook
Tune in to VPR Cafe hear VPR reporter, Melissa Pasenen, discuss the release of New School Cuisine: Nutritious and Seasonal Recipes for School Cooks by School Cooks. The Cookbook is now available to download for FREE on our Tools page.
October 18, 2013 - $75,000 available for farm to school funding in Vermont
Read about it here in boston.com.
October 15, 2013 - Northfield Educator is Vermont Teacher of the Year
Luke Foley, a recent graduate of a Vermont FEED course, is named Vermont Teacher of the Year.  Read about it in the Burlington Free Press.
March 29, 2013 - VT school chefs share healthy recipes kids will eat
Check out this WCAX story on our recipe development process for a new school food service cookbook coming to you this fall. The cookbook will feature seasonal, Vermont and New England-grown foods and kid-approved recipes that follow the new Federal...
December 13, 2012 - VT Farm to School Gets Big Boost
Vermont Farm to School Programs announced $579,000 in grants towards program development statewide at a press event at Milton Elementary School. The funding comes from fours sources: the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, the Vermont Department of...
December 4, 2012 - VT FEED featured in Vermont Magazine
Click here to download the article "Shelburne Farms: Weaving a Web of Partnerships in Sustainability Education," by Nancy Humphrey Case, that features Vermont FEED in Vermont Magazine's November/December 2012 issue.

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