Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Hidden Valley Ranch has a great program called "Love Your Veggies" which offers grants to schools! They are currently accepting grant applications until November 6, 2009. These $10,000 grants can be used to help schools execute innovative programs that will increase the access to, and consumption of, fresh fruits and vegetables in the lunchroom. For more information about Love Your Veggies and the grant application, to to: http://www.loveyourveggies.com/school_grants.php

The deadline for applying for the Lowe's Toolbox for Education grants is October 16, 2009. These grants are available to 1500 applicants. There will also be a spring grant application period. The grants are for projects that help improve schools and their surrounding communities, including projects such as school gardens! For more information, please visit: http://www.toolboxforeducation.com/
Here's a website filled with lots of ideas and success stories about ways that you can change the food service in your school to include more local foods, seasonal produce and healthy food choices! You can even register to win a school lunch makeover with Ann Cooper, the "Renegade Lunch Lady"!! For more information, check out this website at: http://www.thelunchbox.org/