Arkansas Districts

22%
of Arkansas school districts surveyed by USDA say they participate in farm to school activities.

47

195

95,605

Another 18% of districts surveyed plan to start farm to school activities in the future.

(Note: of the 253 school districts in Arkansas, 83% completed the USDA Farm to School Census.)

Highlights

$1,255,960

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

2%

of their budget on local products.
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School districts in Arkansas are currently buying the following types of local foods:
  • 53%

    fruits
  • 45%

    vegetables
  • 18%

    milk
  • 16%

    meat or poultry

55%

of Arkansas districts surveyed plan to increase local food purchases in the future.
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Arkansas school districts are serving local items throughout the school day. In Arkansas local foods are being served at the following times:
  • 21%

    breakfast
  • 76%

    lunch
  • 0%

    supper
  • 11%

    snacks
  • 21%

    Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program
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At least

36

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

32%

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

16%

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 Arkansas.
What we heard during the nomination process:
Students, with the support of local farmers, are producing vegetables that are cleaned and utilized by the cafeteria to feed students and faculty in grades K-12. It's an ongoing process that has generated much enthusiasm and learning.
Congratulations to all the school districts in Arkansas conducting farm to school programs.

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

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