Farm to School (F2S) Month - October

Each October, in celebration of National Farm to School Month, REAP and MMSD work together to provide local farm to school options in the lunches. Recently, these have included hot lunch options as well as cold lunch options and veggies served on the garden bars, including local apples, sweet potato sticks, roasted root vegetables, edamame and more. Farm to School Month activities have included participation in statewide and regional efforts such as the Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch, the WI Harvest Medley Project and School Food Focus Upper Midwest Regional Learning Lab procurement.

 

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Fun Facts

MMSD serves more than 18,000 meals daily at 45 different locations. The meals’ nutrition, calorie and fat content follow US Department of Agriculture requirements. Many bakery items, soups and casseroles are made from scratch. Items include banana bread, trail mix bars and macaroni and cheese.

More than 30 percent of the products served are produced and purchased within 200 mile radius of Madison.

Food & Nutrition is dedicated to trying new and healthy recipes using whole grains and whole wheat products. For example, recipes like Chicken Teriyaki is now served with brown rice. For more information call 204-4000.