The following are excellent resources relating to healthy and sustainable food.
Visit this site for a variety of free and reduced cost nutritional services available to public school children and their families.
"Seattle Public Schools Nutrition Services department recognizes the important connection between a healthy diet and student's ability to learn effectively and achieve high standards in school.
Nutrition Services fuels over 17,250 student lunches and 6,400 breakfasts each day and adheres to the highest level of national nutrition standards and provides many locally sourced fruits, vegetables and beans daily."
Visit this site for a breakdown of the services provided by the City of Seattle to individuals, families, and businesses seeking to positively improve food systems and as well as their personal nutrition.
Includes Parks & Recreation programs which offer access to healthy food, Human Services Food Programs that benefit children, homeless youth and adults, and low-income individuals and families, P-Patch Community Gardening, and Fresh Bucks programs which match SNAP/EBT (food stamps) benefits at participating farmers markets.
This directory contains a list of key organizations in our state which make up a sustainable food and agriculture network.
"Food links each of us to the web of creation. Over the past three decades groups have come together across Washington to respond to the issues of sustaining agriculture and local communities."
Seattle Tilth originated in 1974 when a group of farmers in Washington banded together to support biological sound and socially equitable agriculture. In 2016, Seattle Tilth formed an alliance with Tilth Producers and Cascade Harvest Coalition. The Tilth Alliance provides training for farmers, urban food producers, gardeners, consumers, and anyone else interested in learning more about improving the processes by which we produce, prepare, and consume food. They also organize cooking classes and youth programs, produce consumer guides and quarterly publications, and host internships and incubators.
ESY was started by renowned chef Alice Waters in Berkley California in 1995. Edible School Yard helps schools and communities establish 'edible education' curriculums, which encourage students to learn where their food comes from and how their food choices impact their health, communities, and the environment. Their programs can be found on farms, in garden, kitchen, and academic classrooms, and in school cafeterias. 41 ESY programs are currently operating in the Greater Seattle Area.