North Dakota Districts

31%
of North Dakota school districts surveyed by USDA say they participate in farm to school activities.

45

70

6,444

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

(Note: of the 195 school districts in North Dakota, 74% completed the USDA Farm to School Census.)

Highlights

$1,009,200

invested in local food in North Dakota
with the average school district spending

18%

of their budget on local products.
School districts in North Dakota are currently buying the following types of local foods:
  • 48%

    fruits
  • 81%

    vegetables
  • 31%

    milk
  • 14%

    meat or poultry

31%

of North Dakota districts surveyed plan to increase local food purchases in the future.
North Dakota school districts are serving local items throughout the school day. In North Dakota local foods are being served at the following times:
  • 52%

    breakfast
  • 95%

    lunch
  • 2%

    supper
  • 31%

    snacks
  • 36%

    Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program
At least

40

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

21%

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

5%

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 North Dakota.
What we heard during the nomination process:
The Jamestown School District supports local growers and its farm to school program rocks.
Congratulations to all the school districts in North Dakota conducting farm to school programs.

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

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