Alaska Districts

76%
of Alaska school districts surveyed by USDA say they participate in farm to school activities.

29

252

58,373

Another 11% of districts surveyed plan to start farm to school activities in the future.

(Note: of the 47 school districts in Alaska, 81% completed the USDA Farm to School Census.)

Highlights

$700,747

invested in local food in Alaska
with the average school district spending

6%

of their budget on local products.
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School districts in Alaska are currently buying the following types of local foods:
  • 21%

    fruits
  • 79%

    vegetables
  • 0%

    milk
  • 72%

    meat or poultry

34%

of Alaska districts surveyed plan to increase local food purchases in the future.
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Alaska school districts are serving local items throughout the school day. In Alaska local foods are being served at the following times:
  • 45%

    breakfast
  • 97%

    lunch
  • 10%

    supper
  • 31%

    snacks
  • 41%

    Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program
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At least

32

school gardens are growing in Alaska
Tend and water those gardens; their benefits are well documented!
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In Alaska,

38%

of School Districts
Are Engaging Preschool Children
in Farm to School Activities.
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In Alaska,

28%

Of School Districts Are Using Local Foods in Summer Meals.
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Learn more about these results. See the details
Based on a tally of the number of votes received, the school district above was selected as a stand out in Alaska.
What we heard during the nomination process:
Alaska Gateway has a great greenhouse program!
Congratulations to all the school districts in Alaska conducting farm to school programs.

From buying local food to planting school gardens to teaching kids where their food comes from, Alaska is ‘bringing the farm to school.’ Peruse the list below for more information on the great work taking place in Alaska.

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