Ohio Districts

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

190

800

416,494

Another 18% of districts surveyed plan to start farm to school activities in the future.

(Note: of the 1,258 school districts in Ohio, 57% completed the USDA Farm to School Census.)

Highlights

$16,476,600

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

17%

of their budget on local products.
School districts in Ohio are currently buying the following types of local foods:
  • 75%

    fruits
  • 62%

    vegetables
  • 46%

    milk
  • 11%

    meat or poultry

44%

of Ohio districts surveyed plan to increase local food purchases in the future.
Ohio school districts are serving local items throughout the school day. In Ohio local foods are being served at the following times:
  • 42%

    breakfast
  • 85%

    lunch
  • 3%

    supper
  • 11%

    snacks
  • 13%

    Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program
At least

116

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

15%

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

11%

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 Ohio.
What we heard during the nomination process:
Minerva is committed to providing healthy nutritious meals to the students. Those meals include locally grown foods that are a vital part of a healthy diet.
Congratulations to all the school districts in Ohio conducting farm to school programs.

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

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