Ohio Days: My Plate, My State is a Farm to School program in Central Ohio. This program features one meal a month served in school cafeterias that is entirely grown, raised and/or processed in Ohio. This program envisions a school environment where children are served healthy, local, fresh foods in the cafeteria and learn about this food in their classroom or through experiential learning. The program features different components including:

Procurement

Education

Project Team

Participating Schools & Programs

Procurement

Food Service Director Toolkit

This toolkit aids food service directors in procuring food that has been grown, raised and/or processed in Ohio, which is Ohio Days current definition of local. The vendors used in this toolkit are those that have been vetted and have successfully worked with the districts participating in Ohio Days in the past. This toolkit does not constitute an endorsement of these businesses.

Education

Family Newsletters

A monthly family newsletter is sent home with students when the Ohio Days lunch is served. This family newsletter highlights the health benefits a food item served on the menu, harvest availability, snack ideas, recipes and more!

School Communications Guide

Schools can use this guide to interact with their community through their social media platforms. Included in this guide are sample posts and promotion of Ohio Days.

Educators Guide

This guide is for educators to incorporate curriculum in their classroom connected to the Ohio Days menu.

School Poster for Your Cafeteria

This magnetized and dry erase poster can be displayed in your cafeteria to teach students where in Ohio the food on the menu for the day comes from.

Project Team

Columbus Public Health

Columbus City Schools

Ohio State University Extension

Participating Schools and Programs

Columbus City Schools

Bexley Schools

Upper Arlington Schools

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