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Northside ISD Expands Gardens with Expanding 3E’s Nutrition Education Grant (2017)

Northside ISD in San Antonio applied for and received a 2017 Expanding the 3E’s Nutrition Grant from

Bethke Elementary of Katy ISD Promotes Good Health through Gardening Using Funds from TDA’s Expanding 3E’s Nutrition Education Grant (2017)

In 2017, Bethke Elementary in Katy was awarded a $10,000 Expanding the 3E’s Grant from the Texas

Elementary Students Enjoy a Relaxing Spot in the Garden

The garden gives students a glimpse into how different soils and climates affect plants and insects.

Dallas ISD Students Love Competition

Students love competition, especially when it involves healthy cooking, local products and delicious

East Texas Partnerships bring local Watermelon and Sweet Potatoes to Texas students

Greg Green Farms plays a major role in producing delicious Texas watermelons and sweet potatoes to East Texas school districts.

Austin ISD Students Enjoy Local Foods

In October 2016, the Texas Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) Farm Fresh Team joined Rachel Spencer from USDA’s Southwest Regional Office and two representatives from the Sustainable Food Center (SFC) in Austin for Farm to School events at two Austin Independent School District (AISD) campuses.

Mudslingers Show Off Pleasant Hill Elementary Garden

After joining Commissioner Miller for Pleasant Hill Elementary's School Breakfast Week kickoff event, Assistant Commissioner for Food and Nutrition Angela Olige enjoyed a VIP tour of the school's garden.


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Community Action, Inc. of Central Texas: Crops for Kids

Crops for Kids promotes local agriculture and teaches children about the origins of food by reaching out and developing relationships with nearby farmers.


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Copperas Cove School District Helps Everyone Win During Summer Farm Fresh Challenge

Copperas Cove Independent School District (CCISD) was one of 34 Summer Meals Program sponsors that

TDA Partner Serves Up Farm Fresh Fun for Harlingen Children

A lunch featuring Texas-grown sweet corn, watermelon and butternut squash introduced children at a

Pasadena ISD Completes the TDA Summer Farm Fresh Challenge

Pasadena Independent School District (PISD) successfully completed all the requirements of the

Temple ISD & Florence ISD Team Up with Bouldin Food Forest during TDA’s First-ever Summer Farm Fresh Challenge

Temple Independent School District (ISD) and Florence ISD, among others, earned Best of the Bunch

Partnerships for Success: North East ISD and the San Antonio Food Bank

North East ISD participants and their families celebrated Farm Fresh Fridays thanks to a

Farm Fresh Fridays All Summer Long for Natalia ISD Summer Meal Participants

During the summer of 2017, Natalia ISD’s school nutrition team and summer meal program participants

Tarrant Area Food Bank: Improving Access to Fresh Food

Tarrant Area Food Bank brings Summer Food Service Program sites to farmers markets.


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