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Vermont Food Education Every Day (Farm to School)

(Montpelier,VT)

Farm to school efforts within Vermont are lead by Vermont Food Education Every Day (VT FEED), a collaborative project of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont, Food Works, and Shelburne Farms. The project was implemented in the Jay/Westfield Joint Elementary School in 2000 and spread to ten schools by 2004. VT FEED was designed with the goal of creating food system change and was organized on three levels:

1. The Classroom, with standard-based food, farm, and nutrition-based curriculum that involves in-depth teacher training, including summer workshops;

2. The Cafeteria, through the integration of local food and nutrition education;

3. The Community, through reconnecting people to their food sources- the farms and farmers

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