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Alaska FarmTo School announcements, events, and resources

Announcements

  • ‘Nutritional Alaskan Foods for Schools’ grant - A common question we have been getting: ‘Who is USDA certified that processes AK Grown meat?’

There are four USDA certified meat processing facilities in Alaska.  Please call the facilities directly for more information about product availability, pricing, etc…

  1. Alaska Meat Company, Kodiak: (907) 486-3905
  2. Mid State Meats, North Pole: (907) 488-0124
  3. Delta Meat and Sausage, Delta: (907) 895-4006
  4. Mt. McKinley Meat & Sausage, Palmer:  (907) 745-5232 
  • Did you know that being involved with a Farm to School initiative is one of the ways to meet the new criteria in the Healthier US School Challenge (HUSSC)?  USDA and the alliance for a healthier generation are hosting a webinar to explain more about they are working together to streamline award recognition in both programs.  The webinar is on Tues. October 23 at 10:00am, register at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/740521168
  • Don’t forget that October is National Farm to School Month and the Alaska Farm to School Challenge opens Oct. 1 at 8am.  For more information go to: http://dnr.alaska.gov/ag/ag_challengeFTS.htm

Events

Resources

  • A great new website has been created for Alaskan Agriculture/Gardening questions.  There is a lot of great information as well as a public forum component.  Check it out: http://www.alaskaagresources.com/
  • Have you seen the USDA website that has some great resources educating different audiences about the school meal changes?  There are resources developed for parents, educators and students, school administration and foodservice, and community members.  To download or view these resources go to: http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/healthierschoolday/toolkit.htm

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