Butte School District: West & Whittier Elementary

CITY: Butte
COUNTY: Silver-Bow
CONTACT: Kurt Marthaller
PHONE: (406) 533- 2591
EMAIL: marthallerkr@butte.k12.mt.us
KIND OF INSTITUTION?: K-12 School
DESCRIPTION AND INFO: Our Farm to Cafeteria program encompasses three main areas: nutrition education; gardens; and local/healthy food in the cafeteria. We have a Farm to School Committee that works on achieving goals in these areas and bringing healthy local food to Butte kids! We have two established gardens in Butte that are used by teachers and students in classrooms and clubs. We have one school garden that is being built and we have one garden at NCAT that is used by students at the neighboring school. In addition to experiencing the garden many students participate in nutrition and cooking classes with FACS teachers; the FoodCorps service memberand volunteers. Currently the Butte cafeterias are working on improving the nutrition of our school meals. We are excited to introduce new items like smoothies! We also serve one local; Montana grown or raised item a month as part of a Harvest of the Month program. So far this year we have served local squash; kale; apples; carrots; beets and beef! The students participate in educational activities surrounding these local items.
DOES YOUR INSTITUTION PARTICIPATE IN THE HARVEST OF THE MONTH PROGRAM?: yes

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