Farm to School
Printable “tip sheets” that provide information about regionally grown (Placer County) produce by season. Includes nutritional benefits, purchasing, storage and preparation tips (including recipes).
CSGN is a collaboration of state agencies, private companies, educational institutions and non-profit organizations all dedicated to the mission of creating and sustaining gardens in every willing school in California. The Network serves as a central hub to distribute school garden resources and support throughout the state.
Kids Gardening exists to promote home, school, and community gardening as a means to renew and sustain the essential connections between people, plants and the environment. Click here for grants, resources, and news about school, community and family gardens.
Essays, interviews, and other tools including a downloadable pdf that explains the rationale for reforming school food and explores the ten pathways that constitute this planning framework.
Founded by Chef Ann Cooper, the Food, Family, Farming Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization created to change the food system in the U.S. to an ecologically sound, sustainable model. F3 ensures that all children have access to healthy food at school to grow their bodies, minds and future and they provide tools that enable all schools, parents, advocates, students, administrators, teachers and food service staff to progress from serving highly processed, unhealthy food to serving fresh, scratch-cooked food.
Resources and news about how to make schools more environmentally friendly. Green Schools works to catalyze and support “green” actions by kids, teachers, parents, and policymakers to: eliminate toxics, use resources sustainably, create green spaces and buildings, serve healthy food, and teach stewardship. Take the quiz to see how green your school is.
What happens when a community starts paying attention to its children’s school food offerings? In the 1990s a diverse group of Berkeley parents decided to change the system because it wasn’t working for children. The Lunch Love Community Documentary Project explores the community-based school lunch reform movement via a series of short films to inspire vision, passion and action among individuals and communities, and help change the way our children eat.
The Lunch Box is a web-based portal that enables all schools and school districts to make a healthy difference for all children in America by providing relevant information and the pragmatic tools necessary to make good food available for all kids. Access free recipes and tools to transform school food into healthy and delicious food for all children, at every school.
A tool that enables users to assess the quality of their school district’s wellness policy, and will provides personalized guidance and resources for making improvements.
Fighting Childhood Obesity
Tools and resources aimed at eliminating childhood obesity by empowering kids nationwide to make healthy lifestyle choices.
California Project LEAN works to advance nutrition and physical activity policy in schools and communities in order to prevent obesity and its associated chronic diseases. Their efforts are centered around youth and parent empowerment approaches, policy and environmental change strategies, and community-based solutions that improve nutrition and physical activity environments.
General Food and Nutrition
BriarPatch Co-op is the leading natural food store in Nevada County. It is a vibrant, important community hub for gathering, dialogue and education about healthful food. BriarPatch Co-op is partnering with In The Kitchen cooking school to offer hands-on cooking classes. Monthly “BriarPatch owners-only” classes at a reduced fee ($25).
Online tool that provides a spatial overview of a community’s ability to access healthy food and its success in doing so. We have 99 fast food restaurants and 113 farms with direct consumer sales in Nevada County. See how Nevada County stacks up to the rest of California and the nation.
In The Kitchen is a cooking school and community kitchen located in Nevada City, Ca. In The Kitchen provides a unique experience in an intimate setting, striving to bring people together through cooking and breaking bread. Our classes are hands-on and held in a casual, and encouraging environment where we prepare uncomplicated recipes that feature organic, local, and seasonal ingredients. Come join us for a hands-on cooking class, dinner party, or to explore your own nutrition needs. Sign up for classes today!