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Sitka guidebook charts course for Fish-to-Schools programs

Sitka’s Fish-to-Schools program will be easier to reproduce in other communities, thanks to a new handbook from the Sitka Conservation Society. A Guide to Serving Local Fish in School Cafeterias was published online last week (3-14-14) by the Society. It contains everything someone needs to know to navigate the sometimes-choppy waters to get locally-caught seafood onto public school menus.

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Sitka’s Fish-to-Schools creates resource guide, curriculum

The Sitka Conservation Society’s Tracy Gagnon discusses their new Guide to Serving Local Fish in School Cafeterias. The guide offers resources for schools or parents interested in developing the networks needed to serve local fish in schools. It also has an elementary school curriculum. There will be a celebration/information event with the Sitka School Board and the Sitka Local Foods Network 6:30 PM Thu Mar 20 at Blatchley Middle School.

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School board urges state to extend investment in local foods

In other business Tuesday night (2-4-14), the Sitka School Board put its weight behind an effort to increase funding for locally-sourced food in schools across the state. In a resolution to the legislature, the board cited the success of Sitka’s Fish to Schools program as justification for extending a similar statewide program beyond one year. Nutritional Alaska Food for Schools was introduced by Anchorage Republican Bill Stoltze in 2012, and piloted last year.

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