Puerto Rico Districts

43%
of Puerto Rico school districts surveyed by USDA say they participate in farm to school activities.

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Another 38% of districts surveyed plan to start farm to school activities in the future.

(Note: of the 38 school districts in Puerto Rico, 55% completed the USDA Farm to School Census.)

Highlights

$99,400

invested in local food in Puerto Rico
with the average school district spending

38%

of their budget on local products.
School districts in Puerto Rico are currently buying the following types of local foods:
  • 78%

    fruits
  • 78%

    vegetables
  • 78%

    milk
  • 67%

    meat or poultry

22%

of Puerto Rico districts surveyed plan to increase local food purchases in the future.
Puerto Rico school districts are serving local items throughout the school day. In Puerto Rico local foods are being served at the following times:
  • 56%

    breakfast
  • 67%

    lunch
  • 0%

    supper
  • 11%

    snacks
  • 11%

    Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program
At least

2

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

44%

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

33%

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 Puerto Rico.
What we heard during the nomination process:
These school authority buys fresh fruits and vegetables and their students know from were their fruits and vegetables comes from. They also know the farmer that grow those fruits and vegetables. In a bulletin board, they put the name of the farmer, the name of the farm and the town from were the fruits or vegetables come from. Farmers came in to talk about the importance of consuming fresh fruits and vegetables locally grown.
Congratulations to all the school districts in Puerto Rico conducting farm to school programs.

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

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