Colorado Districts

42%
of Colorado school districts surveyed by USDA say they participate in farm to school activities.

64

857

456,222

Another 21% of districts surveyed plan to start farm to school activities in the future.

(Note: of the 186 school districts in Colorado, 83% completed the USDA Farm to School Census.)

Highlights

$17,854,400

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

4%

of their budget on local products.
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School districts in Colorado are currently buying the following types of local foods:
  • 75%

    fruits
  • 85%

    vegetables
  • 46%

    milk
  • 34%

    meat or poultry

33%

of Colorado districts surveyed plan to increase local food purchases in the future.
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Colorado school districts are serving local items throughout the school day. In Colorado local foods are being served at the following times:
  • 61%

    breakfast
  • 92%

    lunch
  • 5%

    supper
  • 25%

    snacks
  • 20%

    Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program
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At least

238

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

38%

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

30%

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 Colorado.
What we heard during the nomination process:
St. Vrain has a very large farm to school program. Last school year, we served over 900,000 pounds of local produce to our students and we are on course to serve even more this year! Nutrition Services also sources local milk, beans, and tortillas.
Congratulations to all the school districts in Colorado conducting farm to school programs.

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

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