West Virginia Districts

82%
of West Virginia school districts surveyed by USDA say they participate in farm to school activities.

47

638

247,244

Another 9% of districts surveyed plan to start farm to school activities in the future.

(Note: of the 69 school districts in West Virginia, 83% completed the USDA Farm to School Census.)

Highlights

$21,279,300

invested in local food in West Virginia
with the average school district spending

12%

of their budget on local products.
School districts in West Virginia are currently buying the following types of local foods:
  • 83%

    fruits
  • 90%

    vegetables
  • 10%

    milk
  • 26%

    meat or poultry

79%

of West Virginia districts surveyed plan to increase local food purchases in the future.
West Virginia school districts are serving local items throughout the school day. In West Virginia local foods are being served at the following times:
  • 67%

    breakfast
  • 95%

    lunch
  • 31%

    supper
  • 24%

    snacks
  • 48%

    Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program
At least

60

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

81%

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

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 West Virginia.
What we heard during the nomination process:
Wayne County's farm to school program has grown from one school raising produce and purchasing from local farmers for the county to the expansion of sixteen schools participating in some form of gardening and also reinstating Ag programs in three high schools and one middle school working in conjunction with one of the high schools. Very exciting things going on with school gardens and students learning about healthy eating and growing their own food.
Congratulations to all the school districts in West Virginia conducting farm to school programs.

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

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