New Mexico Districts

34%
of New Mexico school districts surveyed by USDA say they participate in farm to school activities.

40

505

263,767

Another 16% of districts surveyed plan to start farm to school activities in the future.

(Note: of the 204 school districts in New Mexico, 57% completed the USDA Farm to School Census.)

Highlights

$801,200

invested in local food in New Mexico
with the average school district spending

12%

of their budget on local products.
School districts in New Mexico are currently buying the following types of local foods:
  • 67%

    fruits
  • 63%

    vegetables
  • 30%

    milk
  • 7%

    meat or poultry

37%

of New Mexico districts surveyed plan to increase local food purchases in the future.
New Mexico school districts are serving local items throughout the school day. In New Mexico local foods are being served at the following times:
  • 53%

    breakfast
  • 77%

    lunch
  • 10%

    supper
  • 33%

    snacks
  • 30%

    Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program
At least

12

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

37%

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

27%

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 New Mexico.
What we heard during the nomination process:
I have seen the teachers assisting their students in tending to their school gardens, but it does not stop there. The students also harvest, wash and turn their food into meals to share with their school mates.
Congratulations to all the school districts in New Mexico conducting farm to school programs.

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

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