Farm to Childcare

IATP’s Farm to Childcare Curriculum Package gives childcare providers a roadmap to start their own Farm to Childcare programs in order to connect young children with locally grown, minimally processed foods and the farmers who grow them. The curriculum was developed for preschool-age children by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) in partnership with childcare provider company New Horizon Academy (NHA) with support from the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. The curriculum and associated materials include practical, experience-tested strategies to try out new approaches in child care settings including menu innovations, classroom activities and family engagement ideas.

Growing Farm to Childcare

A new curriculum from IATP for childcare providers who want to connect their children with fresh, local foods.

New Farm to Childcare curriculum connects youngest eaters with fresh local fruits and vegetables

IATP's new curriculum helps childcare providers connect children with healthier local foods and the farmers who grow them.

Farm to Childcare program expands to 62 sites across Minnesota

Healthier, locally produced food on the menu for more Minnesota children.

Planting the seeds: Connect kids with farms using the MN Grown directory

Not every child gets to experience the wonder of connecting with local foods, but this year’s issue of the MN Grown Directory is here to help families make that connection.

The freshest for the youngest

IATP is pleased to announce the launch of our Farm to Child Care pilot program in partnership with child-care provider New Horizon Academy (NHA).




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