Rhode Island Districts

90%
of Rhode Island school districts surveyed by USDA say they participate in farm to school activities.

38

283

135,297

Another 5% of districts surveyed plan to start farm to school activities in the future.

(Note: of the 44 school districts in Rhode Island, 95% completed the USDA Farm to School Census.)

Highlights

$20,212,700

invested in local food in Rhode Island
with the average school district spending

37%

of their budget on local products.
School districts in Rhode Island are currently buying the following types of local foods:
  • 97%

    fruits
  • 100%

    vegetables
  • 27%

    milk
  • 8%

    meat or poultry

86%

of Rhode Island districts surveyed plan to increase local food purchases in the future.
Rhode Island school districts are serving local items throughout the school day. In Rhode Island local foods are being served at the following times:
  • 68%

    breakfast
  • 95%

    lunch
  • 11%

    supper
  • 16%

    snacks
  • 51%

    Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program
At least

11

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

22%

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

22%

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 Rhode Island.
What we heard during the nomination process:
We participate in the farm to school program and we have had educators from Farm Fresh RI come to school for presentations, wellness meetings, and have offered support and resources. We also participated in the Harvest of the Month for the school year 2015-2016. And we participate in the Veggie Box program, work to home program.
Congratulations to all the school districts in Rhode Island conducting farm to school programs.

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

Can’t find your district?

It's because USDA does not have a record for your school district.