The 2017 challenge will take place throughout October and is open to all contracting entities (CEs) participating in the National School Lunch Program in Texas. The participation pledge should be completed by the CE, not an individual school campus.
Steps to participate in the challenge
- Take the Local Products Challenge pledge.
- CEs that pledge participation will receive Farm Fresh Fridays support materials from TDA. See the participation pledge for more information.
- Submit the participation attestation form by the deadline.
- Tell TDA about your celebration!
TDA will recognize all CEs that complete the challenge and submit the attestation form. The form must clearly indicate which cafeteria meal items include local products during the challenge period, and describe the required Farm Fresh educational activity.
A Farm fresh educational opportunity is any activity that educates students about local food and agriculture. Activity examples include taste testing local products; a field trip to a local farm or farmers market; Meet the Farmer day; garden-based learning activity; or classroom lesson focused on local food and/or agriculture. You may use one of TDA’s Farm Fresh Fridays celebration ideas and resources or create your own.