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When it comes to bringing food from local farms into school cafeterias, Americans overwhelmingly support the idea. Almost 90% of people surveyed indicated that they wanted to see more farm-to-school nutritional programs. Additionally, the study showed that Americans are becoming increasingly confident with the quality of meals served in public schools.
Farm-to-table programs create healthier meals at school while teaching children about healthy eating habits and creating a more competitive market for small farmers. What’s more, the cost of funding healthier foods in schools can be used as a preventative tool, as it can help to prevent certain medical conditions that might show up later in life.
These findings were published by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation on August 18th, 2015.