Monday, September 8, 2014

Empowering mindful eaters




 

The Somerville Farm to School Project has a new logo! This design was inspired by our tagline: EMPOWERING MINDFUL EATERS! As a project of the Food and Nutrition Services Department of the Somerville Public Schools we work closely with kitchen staff, educators and community based organizations to provide good food inspiration and education to students and parents so that Somerville's youth can eat well all day long- both in school and at home.


GROW, COOK, EAT, REPEAT
Through food literacy programs in our cafeterias, classrooms and communities, students will acquire the tools to make informed decisions about personal and environmental health. From the garden to the table to the compost pile, students will have opportunities to interact with food at various levels.


CULTIVATE A SENSE OF PLACE
By purchasing locally produced food when possible, we will connect students to their immediate urban surroundings and the larger Massachusetts rural farming environs. These collaborations with local food producers make Somerville a partner in the creation of resilient food systems and prosperous economies.


ADVOCATE FOR GOOD FOOD
Within the school district and city of Somerville, we will promote wellness and food access policies that generate, facilitate and sustain systems change.
 
 
PROJECT GOALS
- Educate eaters about mindful eating and food systems
- Serve fresh, flavorful, and nutritious locally grown, seasonal foods in school meals and snacks
- Develop school gardens as a viable resource for Somerville schools and community
- Support local farmers and the local economy
- Create a tangible link to the city of Somerville's urban agriculture and healthy living initiatives


Please contact Karyn Novakowski, Somerville Farm to School Project Director at knovakowski@k12.somerville.ma.us to get involved!







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