Take the Eat Local Challenge & Support National Farm to School Month!
October is National Farm to School Month, a time to celebrate food education, school gardens and healthy school food. Whether you’re an educator, farmer, food producer, parent, or student, here are three easy ways you can take action:
- Sign the Take Action Pledge to commit to taking action to advance farm to school in your community this October and enter to win prizes.
- Explore thecalendar of Farm to School Month events and see what celebrations are taking place in your community.
- Download free materials and resources, including stickers, posters, coloring sheets, bookmarks and more to help spread the word about farm to school!
You can also “raise your fork” against climate change and join the Slow Food Eat Local Challenge from October 16 - November 5. The Eat Local Challenge is the first phase of the Menu For Change, a Slow Food campaign that puts the relationship between food and climate change under the spotlight. Choosing food wisely means consuming less energy, producing fewer emissions and reducing waste. Products with long travel distances and packed in excessive plastic packaging represent tons of greenhouse gas emissions which could be avoided.
Thousands of people across the world are committing to:
- Eat two meals per week sourced with local ingredients
- Eat only free-range meat raised in their region
- Shop at a farmers market at least once a week
- Buy no imported food or products made over 200 miles away.
Sign-Up to take the Eat Local Challenge and spread the word to your friends and family!
The National Farm to School Network and Slow Food USA are two incredible organizations that are also part of Jack’s All At Once social action network. Support Sustainable Local Food Systems and connect with other All At Once Non-Profit Partners working to promote local food and farm to school programs!