Friday, February 3, 2012

Great Backyard Bird Count- Public Program

The Carolina Children's Garden will be hosting a great backyard bird count as part of their public programs February 18, from 8:30-10:00.  Hike with an expert birder and help identify and count birds as a part of the national Great Backyard Bird Count.  Learn about birds in our area and how you can help potect them.  All ages (children should be old enough to hike and quietly watch birds).  Cost: Free!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

SC Farm to School Website goes Live

The South Carolina Farm to School program's website was launched last week.  It is a great resource for materials and downloads, educational resources, promotions and school incentives and more! If you are a SC Farm to School recipients, send  us pictures and updates from your school gardens and see them posted on our website!

Share our link with all friends, families and schools!

Monday, January 30, 2012

USDA Unveils Historic Improvements to Meals Served in America's Schools

January 25, 2012 marked an exciting day as First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack unveiled the new standards for school meals that will result in healthier meals for kids across the nation.  The new meal requirements will raise standards for the first time in more than fifteen years and improve the health and nutrition of nearly 32 million kids that participate in school meal programs every school day. The healthier meal requirements are a key component of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which was championed by the First Lady as part of her Let's Move! campaign and signed into law by President Obama.

Check out more information about this monumental change in the school lunch program!