Indiana Districts

31%
of Indiana school districts surveyed by USDA say they participate in farm to school activities.

124

662

378,933

Another 19% of districts surveyed plan to start farm to school activities in the future.

(Note: of the 550 school districts in Indiana, 72% completed the USDA Farm to School Census.)

Highlights

$11,152,900

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

18%

of their budget on local products.
School districts in Indiana are currently buying the following types of local foods:
  • 69%

    fruits
  • 57%

    vegetables
  • 36%

    milk
  • 9%

    meat or poultry

37%

of Indiana districts surveyed plan to increase local food purchases in the future.
Indiana school districts are serving local items throughout the school day. In Indiana local foods are being served at the following times:
  • 42%

    breakfast
  • 77%

    lunch
  • 4%

    supper
  • 21%

    snacks
  • 13%

    Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program
At least

74

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

19%

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

24%

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 Indiana.
What we heard during the nomination process:
Batesville Community schools are actively reaching out to the local producers to get more fresh, local food in the cafeterias! Their gardens are beautiful and the children love to participate in the growing.
Congratulations to all the school districts in Indiana conducting farm to school programs.

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

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