Health Enhancement and Safety

Celebrate Farm to School in October

Friday, September 28, 2012, 3:31 pm

In 2010, the United States House of Representatives declared October National Farm to School, recognizing the strong role Farm to School plays in promoting good health and strong economies. Farm to School is a win-win situation for farmers, children, communities, the economy and the environment. In the U.S., the typical food item travels 1,500 to 2,400 miles from farm to plate, which means a head of California lettuce shipped to Washington, DC requires 36 times more fuel energy to transport than the food energy it provides. Research has shown that fresher products are tastier too, which encourages children to eat more healthy foods. Resources can be accessed at the National Farm to School Network web site located at:


On October 1, 2012 at 4:00pm, Montana Rural Health Initiative will host a free and informational webinar "Celebrate Montana Farm to School Month—Ideas and Resources."


This webinar will provide ideas, inspiration, and resources for celebrating Farm to School Month here in Montana. Presenters include Lea Howe, Montana FoodCorps Fellow; Lindsay Howard with Mission Mountain Food Enterprise Center; and Aubree Roth, Montana Team Nutrition Program and Montana State Lead for the National Farm to School Network.


This online webinar is free of charge. Registration and additional information is available online at

For more information, contact Aubree (Durfey) Roth, 406-994-5996