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Students who are well-fed are more likely to be focused and ready to learn. The Sarasota County School District has long been a leader in serving delicious, nutritious school meals, using locally grown products whenever possible.

The district’s Food and Nutrition Services Department serves about 32,000 meals each day. More than 50 percent of students currently receive free or reduced-price meals. Eligible parents are encouraged to apply online for their children to receive free or reduced-price meals throughout the school year, including free or breakfasts and lunches. Some schools offer free breakfasts to all students.

In 2014 the district was the recipient of one of only eight nationally awarded Farm to School Implementation Grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The $100,000 grant funding is being used to enhance existing programs that bring local produce to school cafeteria menus.

The main objective of the Farm to School grant is for Florida-grown produce to represent 50 percent of the district’s entire produce budget. Other goals of the grant include expanding school gardens and arranging field trips for students to local farms.

Click on the links on this page to learn more about healthy meals in the Sarasota County Schools.



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