Nebraska Districts

29%
of Nebraska school districts surveyed by USDA say they participate in farm to school activities.

71

458

188,637

Another 13% of districts surveyed plan to start farm to school activities in the future.

(Note: of the 364 school districts in Nebraska, 68% completed the USDA Farm to School Census.)

Highlights

$6,289,320

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

17%

of their budget on local products.
School districts in Nebraska are currently buying the following types of local foods:
  • 68%

    fruits
  • 80%

    vegetables
  • 34%

    milk
  • 10%

    meat or poultry

39%

of Nebraska districts surveyed plan to increase local food purchases in the future.
Nebraska school districts are serving local items throughout the school day. In Nebraska local foods are being served at the following times:
  • 37%

    breakfast
  • 81%

    lunch
  • 3%

    supper
  • 10%

    snacks
  • 24%

    Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program
At least

27

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

39%

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

8%

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 Nebraska.
What we heard during the nomination process:
Thayer Central has started a wonderful program that gets kids real, locally grown beef which is a game changer for participation in school lunch and kids are actually enjoying it!
Congratulations to all the school districts in Nebraska conducting farm to school programs.

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

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