The New York State Farm to School Program¬†was created to connect schools with local farms and food producers to strengthen local agriculture, improve student health, and promote regional food systems awareness. The Oceanside UFSD works with many vendors to supply needed food items for our food services operation. Due to the efforts of the District’s Nutrition Committee, we are happy to announce that effective with the 2016-17 school year we have partnered with Farm to Schools to serve as one of those providers! According to the USDA Farm to School Census, 298 school districts (43% of New York school districts) with 1,333 schools and 759,024 students participate in Farm to School.