TITLE V. AGRICULTURE
SUBTITLE 4. AGRICULTURE-RELATED PRODUCTS AND ACTIVITIES
CHAPTER 190A. FARM-TO-SCHOOL PROGRAM
Iowa Code § 190A.3 (2008)
190A.3 Goals and strategies.
1. The program seeks to link elementary and
secondary public and nonpublic schools in this state with Iowa farms to provide schools with
fresh and minimally processed food for inclusion in school meals
and snacks, encourage children to develop healthy
eating habits, and provide Iowa
farmers access to consumer markets.
2. The farm-to-school program may include activities that provide
students with hands-on learning opportunities, such as farm visits,
cooking demonstrations, and school gardening and composting programs.
3. The farm-to-school council shall seek to establish partnerships
with public agencies and nonprofit organizations to implement a structure to
facilitate communication between farmers and schools.
4. The farm-to-school council shall actively seek financial or
in-kind contributions from organizations or persons to support the program.