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The Farm to Preschool e-newsletter will be now be folded into National Farm to School Network’s (NFSN) monthly e-newsletter, which is sent to more than 13,000 farm to school advocates, supporters and partners across the country. In addition to its regular story features, resource highlights and policy updates, the NFSN monthly e-newsletter will bring farm to preschool perspectives and priorities to a larger audience and align our work at the core of the farm to school movement.

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National Policies

Most federal policies are aimed at the K-12 school environment.  However, there is useful information for preschools in the information below.




Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2010:  Local School Wellness Policies

Memorandum on Section 204 of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of Community Agriculture and Jobs Act (H.R. 3225)
Summary published by Marcy Kaptur (D-OH)

Expanding Access to Farmers’ Market Act (S. 1593)

Official title: “A bill to amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008”

Healthy Kids From Day One Act (S. 2119)

Summary published by Mark Udall (D-CO)

Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act (H.R. 3286, S. 1773)

Summary published by Community Food Security Coalition

USDA  Farm to Childcare

Summary of resources and policies at local, state, and federal levels

USDA - Farm to School Programs

Includes a description of K-12 Farm to School initiative and some legislative history.

Federal Initiatives




Let’s Move! Child Care

Through the website of the First Lady’s federal initiative, information on policies are available.



Let’s Grow Act of 2012

Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge plants seeds to fight hunger and support urban agriculture.




Legislation Database

Search for current food policy and obesity legislation filed by Congress, states, and select cities and counties. Bill status is monitored and the database is updated regularly. Users can generate Excel spreadsheets of search results.

Contact us if you have information on national policies you wish to share on this webpage.