Texas Districts

28%
of Texas school districts surveyed by USDA say they participate in farm to school activities.

225

2,992

1,932,370

Another 20% of districts surveyed plan to start farm to school activities in the future.

(Note: of the 1,238 school districts in Texas, 65% completed the USDA Farm to School Census.)

Highlights

$58,679,900

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

22%

of their budget on local products.
School districts in Texas are currently buying the following types of local foods:
  • 71%

    fruits
  • 69%

    vegetables
  • 39%

    milk
  • 16%

    meat or poultry

36%

of Texas districts surveyed plan to increase local food purchases in the future.
Texas school districts are serving local items throughout the school day. In Texas local foods are being served at the following times:
  • 62%

    breakfast
  • 77%

    lunch
  • 4%

    supper
  • 15%

    snacks
  • 24%

    Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program
At least

286

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

49%

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

31%

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 Texas.
What we heard during the nomination process:
Many schools in our district have gardens used to teach about plant growth but also spread a love for cultivating our own food. And eating healthy food, daily! The school where I am employed, has a vegetable and butterfly garden. Easy on the eyes AND educational!
Congratulations to all the school districts in Texas conducting farm to school programs.

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

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