Farm to Preschool: Harvest of the Month
The Farm-to-Preschool project represents an ongoing effort to
promote healthy, fresh food access and improve preschoolers' eating
habits. The Initiative and its partners (Occidental College
Urban & Environmental Policy Institute, YMCA Childcare Resource
Service and North County Community Services) have established these
to learn more about Occidental College Urban & Environmental
Policy Institute's collaborative Farm-to-Preschool programming.
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more information on preliminary results of these efforts in Los
Angeles and San Diego counties.
This specially-adapted version of Harvest of the Month (HOM)
provides teachers with a variety of lessons and activities to build
young learners' (ages 2-5) healthy eating habits. The HOM
curriculum takes preschoolers on a "journey" to meet farmers and
learn about local agriculture, explore the multiple benefits of
fresh fruits and vegetables, and sample the fruits of California's
Harvest of the Month 2009-2010
Harvest of the Month 2010-2011
National Farm to Preschool Website
The Farm to Preschool Subcommittee of the National Farm to
School Network hosts this website to provide current and
prospective farm to preschool practitioners and advocates the
resources to create and sustain local farm to preschool programs.
Visit their website to view information on model programs, funding
sources, federal and state policy, and helpful publications and
presentations. The website is administered by Occidental College in
Los Angeles, Calif.
Let's Move! Child Care's Farm to Preschool
Michelle Obama's national initiative Let's Move! Child Care
sponsored a webinar, "Farm to Preschool - Digging in to Promote
Healthy Eating and Physical Activity," which was recorded on
September 12, 2012, and is now available online! Listen to Farm to
Preschool experts and providers share their experiences
incorporating Farm to Preschool activities in their programs.
The San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative is partnering
with KyXy 96.5 in its 2013 Get Fit & Thrive Campaign to promote
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