Virginia Districts

57%
of Virginia school districts surveyed by USDA say they participate in farm to school activities.

68

1,319

886,775

Another 23% of districts surveyed plan to start farm to school activities in the future.

(Note: of the 132 school districts in Virginia, 91% completed the USDA Farm to School Census.)

Highlights

$7,778,180

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

3%

of their budget on local products.
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School districts in Virginia are currently buying the following types of local foods:
  • 93%

    fruits
  • 88%

    vegetables
  • 37%

    milk
  • 28%

    meat or poultry

47%

of Virginia districts surveyed plan to increase local food purchases in the future.
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Virginia school districts are serving local items throughout the school day. In Virginia local foods are being served at the following times:
  • 63%

    breakfast
  • 92%

    lunch
  • 0%

    supper
  • 12%

    snacks
  • 30%

    Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program
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At least

154

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

65%

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

23%

Of School Districts Are Using Local Foods in Summer Meals.
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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 Virginia.
What we heard during the nomination process:
We have farmer trading cards from local farms that give information on the farms, crops and the farmers that provide local produce. School parents are excited to be able to volunteer in the school garden.
Congratulations to all the school districts in Virginia conducting farm to school programs.

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

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