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True Food

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We create recipes that are tasty and rooted in our community. We push the entire school food system to adopt our high standards for ingredients. We also support our regional food system, community, and environment by consciously seeking sustainable food sources, investing in small and local farms, and purchasing from local businesses.

Questions about Farm to School? 
Kirsten Bansen Weigle
Farm to School Coordinator
612-668-2852
Kirsten.Weigle@mpls.k12.mn.us

Questions about ingredient standards and nutrition education? 
Ashley Nitzkorski, RDN
Dietitian 
612.668.2847
Ashley.Nitzkorski@mpls.k12.mn.us

True Food Programs

Farm to School

  • We provide students with access to fresh, local food in school meals.

Minnesota Thursdays

  • Since 2014, we have served an entirely locally-sourced meal every month at all Minneapolis Public Schools! MN Thursdays are a fun, special way to highlight our Farm to School program, support the local food economy and offer students fresh, seasonal options. Check our monthly menus to see this month's #MNThurs!

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP)

  • FFVP is a federal grant program that provides a serving of fresh fruit or vegetable in the classroom to students in grades preK-5 at qualifying schools. It’s a great way to get students excited about eating healthy and trying new fruits & vegetables. 

Smart Snack

  • Smart Snack can be ordered here.
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True Food Philosophy

Ingredient Guide

  • True Food is backed by science so students receive tasty, nutritious meals. 
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