Montana Beef Goes to School

We all want our kids to eat good food!

And, we expect kids to prefer good food if we get it into school cafeterias, however IF the school is surrounded by fast food joints and IF the good food culture is so remote, there is no connection.

There needs to be a direct connection between the health of the community and the health of the school kids – the two go together. This video shows how it’s done.

In Montana, cows outnumber people by about three to one. This year, the FoodCorps Montana team launched the Montana Beef to School project to get local beef on school lunch menus.

Connecting ranchers, processors, distributors, government officials, teachers, parents, students and food service directors created a rich dialogue about supporting local agriculture, building a healthier food system, and reinvigorating the agricultural identity of the state.

Learn more about Montana’s Farm to Cafeteria initiative at