Health

Building healthy kids and communities

Farm to school activities aim to provide healthy local food options and nutrition and food-based education to influence healthy eating behaviors and healthy lifestyles in children and their families. Success in this sector is measured by looking at student and family access to, awareness of, preferences for, and consumption of locally produced healthy food in schools and communities.

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Students and their families access locally produced, healthy food through schools and preschools

Student access to local, healthy foods in schools and preschools

Total dollar amount of all local and Oregon products purchased by school districts
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Data reported by Oregon Department of Education Farm to School Procurement grantees on their Progress Reports covering the 2017-2018 School Year.
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2017
Number of students reached by the ODE Farm to School grant program
Average daily lunch participation was 239,247 for all of the school districts that opted into the state farm to school procurement grant program in the 2017-2018 school year.
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2018
Number of students reached by the ODE Farm to School grant program, broken down by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status
White

Hispanic

Other (American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Multiracial)

Overall, 51% of Oregon students qualify for free or reduced lunch.
Oregon Department of Education data for student ethnicity by district for the districts that opted into the state Farm to School procurement grant program during the 2017-2018 school year
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2018
Number of school districts in Oregon that have an edible garden
Approximately 160 school districts in Oregon have at least one school garden.
Number of counties in Oregon with at least one school garden
All counties have school gardens.
Number of schools that incorporate school garden produce into cafeteria meals
At least 197 schools in these school districts incorporate school garden produce into cafeteria meals.
Data reported by Oregon Department of Education Farm to School Procurement grantees on their Progress Reports covering the 2017-2018 School Year
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2018
Availability of state funding to districts in the state a.) for purchasing Oregon-grown and processed foods, b.) for food-based, agriculture-based, and garden-based educational activities, and c.) established as permanent/recurring in the state budget:

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$10.35 million was allocated in the 2019 legislative session (HB 2579), and $4.65 million was previously allocated in the Department of Education’s budget.
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2019
Number of school districts that purchase Oregon-grown/locally-grown or processed products
120 districts opted into the state Farm to School and School Garden procurement grant program.
Number of school districts participating in Oregon Department of Education's Farm to School Procurement Grant for the 2018-19 School Year
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2018
Percentage of school districts that have farm to school activities in pre-K settings
Districts with F2S in preschool

Districts without F2S in preschool

Students and their families access locally produced, healthy food through schools and preschools

State government program and policy environments support local, healthy food access in schools for children

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