Farm to School Program in Virginia

Loudon CountyIn Loudoun County, Virginia, the Loudoun County Public Schools students are excited about the farmer trading cards that feature 12 local farms! The trading cards are the inspiration of the School Nutrition Services Supervisor, Dr. Becky Domokos-Bays. The trading cards were provided by the Loudoun County VA, Economic Development Office in conjunction with a USDA grant that was awarded to Loudoun County Public Schools. Trading cards are provided to elementary grade students during lunch service. They highlight the farm and farmer with information about the products they provide, number of years in farming and fun facts students may enjoy. The trading cards have gotten national attention with interest as far as Tennessee.  This weekend, you can visit these farms through their Spring Farm Tour!Teresa_Lucas

 

Teresa Lucas, DTR, is the incoming president of the Northern Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (NVAND).