2014 State of F2S in San Diego County Report

2014 State of Farm to School in San Diego County Report

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The second State of Farm to School in San Diego County Report reveals growth in farm to school. All 42 San Diego County school districts participated in this years's survey providing a comprehensive assessment of school food procurement and farm to school activities in San Diego County-- and perhaps the most comprehensive assessment of a county's school food procurment in the United States. Among the 24 districts that participated in last year's survey, 20 reported engagement in farm to school compared to 15 in 2013. Overall, 31 San Diego County districts are enaged in implementing at least one of 18 farm to school activities measured for in the report.

Other key findings, include:

  • San Diego County school districts serve more than 300,000 meals each day- spending $65 million in food per year, including $11.6 million in produce
  • Districts purchase at least $3 million in local food accouting for 5% of annual total food costs
  • Districts with F2S programming tend to have comprehensive rather than narrowly focused programs; 7 districts implement 10+ farm to school activities
  • 19 districts promote locally produced foods at school and 12 buy directly from growers
  • 26 districts have produce contracts up for renewal in 2015-2016

The report also provides a set of recommendations for the 2015-2016 year to further advance farm to school.

For more information, download a full copy of the State of Farm to School in San Diego County Report.

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