Idaho Districts

45%
of Idaho school districts surveyed by USDA say they participate in farm to school activities.

55

247

107,767

Another 20% of districts surveyed plan to start farm to school activities in the future.

(Note: of the 142 school districts in Idaho, 87% completed the USDA Farm to School Census.)

Highlights

$4,336,710

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

10%

of their budget on local products.
School districts in Idaho are currently buying the following types of local foods:
  • 88%

    fruits
  • 82%

    vegetables
  • 78%

    milk
  • 24%

    meat or poultry

48%

of Idaho districts surveyed plan to increase local food purchases in the future.
Idaho school districts are serving local items throughout the school day. In Idaho local foods are being served at the following times:
  • 62%

    breakfast
  • 96%

    lunch
  • 4%

    supper
  • 26%

    snacks
  • 48%

    Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program
At least

43

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

36%

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

40%

Of School Districts Are Using Local Foods in Summer Meals.
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 Idaho.
What we heard during the nomination process:
Middleton School District is an amazing supporter of farm to school and is always looking for new ways to increase local products in their schools!
Congratulations to all the school districts in Idaho conducting farm to school programs.

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

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