Farm to School Website Links
The following farm to school websites offers resources, examples of successful programs, and additional information for starting and sustaining a farm to preschool program.
- MA Farm to School – http://www.mass.gov/agr/markets/Farm_to_school/
- National Farm to Preschool Website - http://farmtopreschool.org/programmodels.html
- National Farm to School Network – http://www.farmtoschool.org
- NH Farm to School – http://www.nhfarmtoschool.org/
- USDA Farm to School Website – http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/f2s/Default.htm
Foodborne Illness Signs and Symptoms
- The following document from the FDA lists information for many foodborne illness-causing organism including name, signs and symptoms, average duration of illness, and common food sources.
Four Key Food Safety Messages
- The following brochure from befoodsafe.org gives an over view of the four key food safety messages: Clean, Separate, Chill, Cook.
Starting a School Garden
- A school garden checklist from Let’s Move! And the USDA’s People’s Garden Initiative.
- A handbook from the North Carolina Cooperative Extension on how to reduce food safety risks in school gardens.
- Food Safety Tips for School Gardens from the National Food Service Management Institute
Food Safety Tips at the Farmers Market
- Food safety tips at the farmers market from foodsafety.gov. Tips cover produce, eggs, meats, and pasteurized foods.
- Transcript - Intro: Food Safety (pdf)
- Transcript - Unit 1: Farm to Preschool Benefits (pdf)
- Transcript - Unit 2: Fresh Produce and Foodborne Illness Risks (pdf)
- Transcript - Unit 3: Food Safety Basics for the Classroom and Kitchen (pdf)
- Transcript - Unit 4: Food Safety and Garden Activities (pdf)
- Transcript - Unit 5: Food Safety on trips to the farm and farmers' market (pdf)