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OUR VISION

Invest in the health and resilience of our local food system and campus eating environments in ways that increase school meal participation and prioritize wellness. All to improve the probability that everyone achieves their version of success

MISSION STATEMENT

Through Wellness focused institutional guidance, humans can become healthier and are more likely to succeed in their personal, professional, and educational efforts. The Farm to School program builds foundational Wellness through transformational experiences that engage participants in unique and holistic ways.  Farm to School creates space to unpackage the impact of the social, political and ecological systems that shape us. Farm to School creates an environment that inspires reduction of unhealthy habits and promotes expansion of access to nutrition to ensure that it is both demanded and supplied within the school day and beyond.  

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Three smiling girls stand holding their harvests of peppers, tomatoes, and green beans

Farm to School Programmatic Goals

  1. Create and provide inspirational original mission based content, as well as amplify the mission based initiatives of NGOs, USDA meal programs, Federal State and Local Government, and TST BOCES community including the land 

  1. Empower community members with knowledge, tools, and resources so they can identify healthy choices and direct their own journey towards a lifelong commitment to understanding and engaging in Holistic Wellness

  1. Create space for open discussion of Food Justice issues. Catalyze brave spaces to dialogue about the stereotypes, misinformation and status-quo of food culture within our communities, country, and world at large. 

  1. Build local food system resiliency through leveraging recipe development and menu planning and institutional power to provide economic and social opportunities especially for underutilized and historically marginalized groups

Contact Us!

Sean McKean
Farm to School Program Coordinator
(607) 257-1551 x5024
smckean@tstboces.org