Local ingredients are used
Spent on local food
Pounds of local food procured
Eat What You Grow
The Eat What You Grow program provides students in more than 400 CPS schools the opportunity to grow and harvest their own food and learn about agricultural engineering and food safety. Upon certification from the CPS Eat What You Grow program, food produced in school gardens may be served in the classroom. Eat What You Grow training will be available online, starting School Year 2021-22.
Interested in having your school participate in the Eat What You Grow Program? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Farm to School Visits
Farmers and food producers visit Pre-K through 12th grade classrooms to discuss local foods served in the dining center, school garden activities, and food system education. Students sample local foods while producers share their story and role within the local food system for a farm to school approach to nutrition education. There will also be opportunities for schools to visit hyper-local farm locations within the city to see first hand how production farms in an urban context are run.
Learn more about Farm to School
Visit the Farm to School website for details about our program to integrate local food in the dining center and growing food in the school garden.