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      Consumer interest in locally grown foods has been a growing trend during at least the past 2 decades.
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      Trends in farm-to-table from a sociological perspective.
      Spurred by consumer preferences, growers are increasingly participating in local food sales.

      Low SA, Adalja A, Beaulieu E, et al. Trends in U.S. Local and Regional Food Systems, AP-068. US Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service. https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/42805/51174_ap068_report-summary.pdf?v=0. Accessed September 5, 2018.

      Many schools are actively involved in activities that link local foods to school nutrition programs. Complementary educational programs have an important role in increasing children's understanding of the origins of their food.

      US Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service. The Farm to School Census. https://farmtoschoolcensus.fns.usda.gov/. Accessed September 4, 2018.

      According to the 2015 Farm to School Census
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      delivered to 18,000 US school districts, 42% of the districts participated in farm-to-school activities, which invest millions of dollars in local communities, promote salad bars, and school gardens.

      US Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service. The Farm to School Census. https://farmtoschoolcensus.fns.usda.gov/. Accessed September 4, 2018.

      Nutrition education coupled with farm-to-school activities can have a role in improving children's knowledge of nutrition, consumption of fruits and vegetables, and potentially improving their long-term health.
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        Trends in farm-to-table from a sociological perspective.
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      1. Low SA, Adalja A, Beaulieu E, et al. Trends in U.S. Local and Regional Food Systems, AP-068. US Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service. https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/42805/51174_ap068_report-summary.pdf?v=0. Accessed September 5, 2018.

      2. US Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service. The Farm to School Census. https://farmtoschoolcensus.fns.usda.gov/. Accessed September 4, 2018.

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