Kansas Districts

33%
of Kansas school districts surveyed by USDA say they participate in farm to school activities.

105

550

237,897

Another 12% of districts surveyed plan to start farm to school activities in the future.

(Note: of the 409 school districts in Kansas, 79% completed the USDA Farm to School Census.)

Highlights

$1,895,660

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

7%

of their budget on local products.
School districts in Kansas are currently buying the following types of local foods:
  • 47%

    fruits
  • 50%

    vegetables
  • 20%

    milk
  • 14%

    meat or poultry

30%

of Kansas districts surveyed plan to increase local food purchases in the future.
Kansas school districts are serving local items throughout the school day. In Kansas local foods are being served at the following times:
  • 29%

    breakfast
  • 71%

    lunch
  • 0%

    supper
  • 7%

    snacks
  • 22%

    Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program
At least

58

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

27%

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

11%

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 Kansas.
What we heard during the nomination process:
We used local foods in breakfast program, lunch program, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, and our summer meals program
Congratulations to all the school districts in Kansas conducting farm to school programs.

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

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