Farm to Child enriches the connection communities have with fresh, healthy food by changing food purchasing and education practices in early care and education settings.

The three core elements of Farm to Child are local food purchasing, gardening, and food and agriculture education.

  • Local Food Purchasing: Local foods are purchased, promoted, and served. 
  • Gardening: Children engage in hands-on learning through local gardens. 
  • Education: Children and staff participate in education activities related to agriculture, food, health, and nutrition.

Colorado Proud Meal Day & Mountain Plains Crunch Off

October 16-20, 2023

Support Colorado farmers and producers while enjoying fresh, local and nutritious foods. This October, CDPHE is teaming up with the Colorado Department of Education to host Colorado Proud Meal Day and the 2023 Mountain Plains Crunch Off.