Georgia Farm to Preschool

 

 

 

Farm to Preschool is a new initiative that grew out of the Farm to School movement and encompasses a wide range of programs and activities. It strives to encourage young children to like eating fresh fruits and vegetables while their preferences are still forming. It also encourages healthy choices in children throughout their lives by offering experiences with good nutrition and hands-on education through cooking and gardening. Farm to Preschool also improves access to healthy food at home and in the community.

 

Farm to Preschool Programs Include:

  • Edible School Gardens
  • Cooking with Kids
  • Taste Tests
  • Farm Field Trips
  • Nutrition Education
  • Involving Parents and the Community

 

General Resources

For a quick overview of Farm to Preschool, check out this one-pager from the National Farm to Preschool Network.
For any questions that aren’t answered below, check out this Farm to Preschool FAQ from Bright from the Start: Georgia Dept. of Early Care and Learning.
Improving Early Care Obesity Prevention through the Child and Adult Care Food Program profiles child care programs across the country that are using CACFP to improve the nutrition quality of meals and snacks. NEW!

 

Curriculum

 

Edible School Gardens

Look for Colors 2     Turning Sun Garden

 

Cooking with Kids

 

Pea Hummus     Lots of Great Recipes4

 

 

Local Food Procurement

 

Farm

 

For more information about Farm to Preschool, check out the National F2P website here.