What is the Toolkit?

The toolkit builds off the successes and safety protocols of four school districts across the United States to provide templates and a step-by-step process to help District Food Services develop their own protocols. It is developed based on the successes of the following school districts:

• Austin Independent School District
• Chicago Public Schools
• Denver Public Schools
• San Diego Unified School District

Download the toolkit for free or purchase a hard copy here. You can also download the sample GTC protocols from each of the above districts.

Webinar Series: Build Your District’s Garden to Cafeteria Program

Whole Kids and Slow Food USA held a webinar series to provide technical support for the Garden to Cafeteria Toolkit. Each webinar, led by Andrew Nowak of Slow Food USA, covered a portion of the toolkit and featured special guests from school districts that have successfully launched their Garden to Cafeteria program using the toolkit.

Watch recordings of the webinars below!

Note: The webinar series was held in 2018-2019 and some information about availability and other grant programs may have been updated. Please check our grant page for the most up-to-date details.