Missouri Districts

27%
of Missouri school districts surveyed by USDA say they participate in farm to school activities.

143

911

431,990

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

(Note: of the 704 school districts in Missouri, 74% completed the USDA Farm to School Census.)

Highlights

$13,320,000

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

3%

of their budget on local products.
School districts in Missouri are currently buying the following types of local foods:
  • 73%

    fruits
  • 73%

    vegetables
  • 40%

    milk
  • 16%

    meat or poultry

43%

of Missouri districts surveyed plan to increase local food purchases in the future.
Missouri school districts are serving local items throughout the school day. In Missouri local foods are being served at the following times:
  • 48%

    breakfast
  • 81%

    lunch
  • 4%

    supper
  • 19%

    snacks
  • 23%

    Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program
At least

116

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

34%

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

27%

Of School Districts Are Using Local Foods in Summer Meals.
Learn more about these results. See the details
  • One in a Melon Award Winner:
Based on a tally of the number of votes received, the school district above was selected as a stand out in Missouri.
What we heard during the nomination process:
Not only do we purchase local foods, the kids started a garden! We have 5 4X4 square foot garden beds growing broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce and spinach, peas, radishes and cabbage!
Congratulations to all the school districts in Missouri conducting farm to school programs.

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

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