TBAISD LifeSpan Nutrition Educator Terra and VISTA Delaney headed to New Campus School and Northport Public School to begin classroom nutrition lessons. This month’s lessons include learning proper hand washing, brainstorming ways of staying active in Michigan, and tasting Pumpkin Dip!
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On October 25th, our Farm to School team was joined by Samantha TwoCrow and Amber Ochoa (TCAPS Title VI) to host a Three Sisters Harvest Party at Central Grade School. Earlier this spring three sister vegetables including beans, corn, and squash were planted in the school garden. Kids learned the Native American history behind the […]
On October 16th, we held our third pop-up farmers market of the season in partnership with Taste the Local Difference at Glen Lake Community School. The market was buzzing with local produce and goods ready for the kids to purchase. The food service director and head chef of the school cafeteria Jackie Cobb prepared delicious […]
School has started and so has the first of many TBASID Farm to School events this fall! We hosted our first Pop-Up Farmers Market at Mill Creek Elementary last week, with help from Taste the Local Difference. Students got to shop for local goods including vegetables, apples, jams, bread, honey, and handmade bags. We also […]
On February 27, the TBAISD Farm to School team visited Courtade Elementary School’s cafeteria to facilitate a lunchtime taste test. Courtade students had fun sampling apples, juicy pears, and cantaloupe as well as tasting a healthy, homemade fruit dip (recipe). Students enthusiastically voted for their favorite fruit on posters that will be displayed in the […]
Every learning community is different and sustainable Farm to School programs require developing projects and initiatives that reflect an individual school’s culture, values, and needs. What better way to get to know the school than by sharing a meal? As the TBAISD Farm to School team put together spring Farm to School action plans, we […]
October saw gyms, cafeterias, and front lawns of six area elementary schools transformed into busy farmer’s markets. Students at Northport Public School, Glen Lake Public Schools, Buckley Community School, Mill Creek Elementary School, Suttons Bay Elementary, and Leland Public School had a chance to meet their local farmers, taste test apple varieties, ride the MSU-Extension […]