Kentucky Districts

48%
of Kentucky school districts surveyed by USDA say they participate in farm to school activities.

77

907

421,420

Another 23% of districts surveyed plan to start farm to school activities in the future.

(Note: of the 184 school districts in Kentucky, 87% completed the USDA Farm to School Census.)

Highlights

$8,862,280

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

3%

of their budget on local products.
School districts in Kentucky are currently buying the following types of local foods:
  • 85%

    fruits
  • 62%

    vegetables
  • 15%

    milk
  • 11%

    meat or poultry

59%

of Kentucky districts surveyed plan to increase local food purchases in the future.
Kentucky school districts are serving local items throughout the school day. In Kentucky local foods are being served at the following times:
  • 59%

    breakfast
  • 88%

    lunch
  • 7%

    supper
  • 11%

    snacks
  • 10%

    Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program
At least

78

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

45%

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

23%

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 Kentucky.
What we heard during the nomination process:
Our school system buys a wide variety of local products and tries hard to feed the students year 'round with local-grown items.
Congratulations to all the school districts in Kentucky conducting farm to school programs.

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

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