The National Farm to School Network (NFSN) has brought local foods, health education, and hands-on gardening to over 40,000 schools in the America. This empowering organization has expanded immensely since its start in 2007, and is now taking place in each of the 50 states. The NFSN teaches children and their families how to support their local communities, while nourishing their bodies with fresh food choices. From creating school gardens to farm field trips, children in Pre-K through twelfth grade are invited to get back to the roots of their fruits and vegetables. The farm to school movement promotes a three-win relationship among kids, farmers, and communities.
This organization could not have grown without the communications media. Today, even our soil needs media awareness. Stacey Malstrom, PR & Outreach Manager for NFSN, shares these five tips for building better media relationships and getting word out about your farm to school program.
NFSN is also hosting a webinar on March 10, 2015, called, Making Change: How you can support farm to school policy this spring. Register to learn how you can help NFSN get the support it needs from Congress.