The goal of the Tulare County Office of Education Nutrition Education Obesity Prevention Program is to support students in making lifelong healthy choices. Students learn and retain information best when they can relate what they experience in the classroom to their personal lives. Farm to Fork partners with local farmers, ranchers and other agriculture professionals. In partnering with these professionals, we want to develop each child's knowledge and understanding of the agricultural opportunities in the Central Valley.
Farmers are the first people responsible for producing healthy, nutritious, delicious food. They know how to plant, cultivate, irrigate, harvest and store the food we eat every day. In the diverse multi-ethnic Tulare county community, the appreciation of healthy food is a wonderful way to bring people together. Farm to Fork helps share practical knowledge and experience with eager young minds. The farmers and the students work together to grow healthy attitudes about where their food comes from and how it gets from the field to the table.