Farm to Head Start is a type of Farm to Early Care initiative taking place within a Head Start program. IATP’s Community Food Systems team has partnered with Head Start programs across Minnesota to incorporate local menu items, educational food and farming-related classroom activities and family engagement events on the subject of local food into their programs. From diverse urban areas like St. Paul, to tribal communities connecting children with culturally significant foods in northern Minnesota, to programs serving migrant farm worker families throughout the state, Farm to Head Start initiatives have been successfully implemented across a range of settings.  

Tri-Valley kids with watermelon
Kids from Tri-Valley Head Start with a watermelon
Community Food Systems