Mississippi Districts

50%
of Mississippi school districts surveyed by USDA say they participate in farm to school activities.

54

245

116,133

Another 15% of districts surveyed plan to start farm to school activities in the future.

(Note: of the 158 school districts in Mississippi, 68% completed the USDA Farm to School Census.)

Highlights

$1,592,490

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

5%

of their budget on local products.
School districts in Mississippi are currently buying the following types of local foods:
  • 64%

    fruits
  • 68%

    vegetables
  • 23%

    milk
  • 11%

    meat or poultry

25%

of Mississippi districts surveyed plan to increase local food purchases in the future.
Mississippi school districts are serving local items throughout the school day. In Mississippi local foods are being served at the following times:
  • 57%

    breakfast
  • 81%

    lunch
  • 2%

    supper
  • 15%

    snacks
  • 13%

    Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program
At least

26

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

36%

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

19%

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 Mississippi.
What we heard during the nomination process:
This school is doing a great job to provide local produce to the students! Through taste tests, local procurement and school gardens they make an awesome impact for all of their students.
Congratulations to all the school districts in Mississippi conducting farm to school programs.

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

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