Farm to School Resources

CHIP Resources

  • Childhood Obesity Initiative: Resources include model school wellness policies, joint-use policies, and San Diego County District Wellness Policy components.
  • Farm-to-School District Profiles:  District profiles provide information from San Diego County School Districts around Farm to School activities, school gardens, local food purchasing and much more.
  • Good Food Rebate Program: An innovate economic incentive program in which institutional food buyers will be rebated the average cost difference between “conventional food” and local, sustainable, and/or fairly-produced food.
  • State of Farm to School in San Diego County Report: The State of Farm to School in San Diego County Report provides a countywide assessment of school food procurement and farm to school activities.
  • Farm to School Taskforce Support Guide:The Taskforce identified and developed the following support contract list for areas of interest within three areas of Farm to School: school food procurement, school gardens, and nutrition education.

General Farm to School Resources


School Gardens

  • Life Lab: Resources around garden-enhanced nutrition education, creating and sustaining school gardens, and online curriculum lessons
  • San Diego Master Gardeners: Includes school garden curriculum, gardening books, and a grant calendar.
  • The Edible Schoolyard Project: A variety of school garden resources including lesson planning, program development, and school food reform.
  • Whole Kids Foundation: An online School Garden resource, which provides information from laying the groundwork to harvesting your story.

Nutrition Education

  • California Foundation for Ag in the ClassroomThe National Agricultural Matrix provides lesson plans for grade levels K – 12, covering career & technical education, social studies, health/nutrition, and science. 
  • Center for Ecoliteracy: Resources for educators and foodservice professionals, including student activities, promotional materials, and guides.
  • UCSD Harvest of the Month: A self-guided online toolkit that offers elementary school educators step-by-step instructions and materials to implement monthly nutrition education lessons in the classroom.