Tennessee Districts

51%
of Tennessee school districts surveyed by USDA say they participate in farm to school activities.

81

722

407,598

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

(Note: of the 190 school districts in Tennessee, 84% completed the USDA Farm to School Census.)

Highlights

$18,126,000

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

20%

of their budget on local products.
School districts in Tennessee are currently buying the following types of local foods:
  • 68%

    fruits
  • 78%

    vegetables
  • 23%

    milk
  • 3%

    meat or poultry

43%

of Tennessee districts surveyed plan to increase local food purchases in the future.
Tennessee school districts are serving local items throughout the school day. In Tennessee local foods are being served at the following times:
  • 45%

    breakfast
  • 91%

    lunch
  • 5%

    supper
  • 15%

    snacks
  • 22%

    Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program
At least

98

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

57%

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

18%

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 Tennessee.
What we heard during the nomination process:
My son's school has a wonderful garden. The kids get to help tend it, and the veggies are served in the cafeteria when possible. This is a very urban school, so it's great to see.
Congratulations to all the school districts in Tennessee conducting farm to school programs.

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

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