In celebration of National Farm to School Month in October, the Division of Agriculture presented the 2013 Alaska Farm to School Challenge to Pacific High School.
The challenge encouraged schools and community members ot highlight projects and activities that bring foods produced or grown in Alaska into schools. These projects underlined a broader goal of promoting the benefits of increasing procurement of Alaskan foods for use in schools.
Pacific High is a prizewinner after serving a local lunch that highlighted coho obtained through the Sitka Conservation Society's Fish to Schools program, along with Sitka-grown produce and biscuits made from Alaska-grown barley flour.
Pacific High School's cooking class prepared the meal for students, staff, and visitors on Oct. 24. The class is part of PHS' Healthy Lunch, Healthy Lives program, which focuses on giving students the tools and knowledge to incorporate wellness into their everyday lives through culinary arts, nutrition, and gardening. For more information on the program or PHS' efforts to increase use of local products contact Sarah Ferrency at firstname.lastname@example.org
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