Adding Local to the School Lunch Menu with 10 Cents A Meal

Michigan is the second most agriculturally diverse state in the US and a national leader in the cultivation of apples, asparagus, blueberries, tart cherries, green beans, dry beans, potatoes and squash. Despite our rich produce production, most Michiganders still do not meet the recommended intake of fruits and vegetables and 32% of our children are […]

Healthy Habits Sprouting at Platte River Head Start!

The Head Start classrooms over at Platte River in Benzie County are instilling healthy habits in kids with help from Taste the Local Difference (TLD). Through the Building Healthy Communities (BHC) grant, this partnership is using funds to incorporate nutrition education into the Head Start curriculum. Kim Micham and Debra Rafferty at Platte River Head […]

in Find Local Food, Get Involved, Health, Marissa Natzke, Recipes

Healthy Kids Week: April 23-27

TLD would like all Michigan kids to have access to fresh, tasty and local foods.  Over the last year we’ve been inspired by the level of engagement we’ve had making these goals a reality at worksites, schools and other community organizations across Michigan.

in Find Local Food, Get Involved, Health, Paula Martin

Homemade for the Holidays

The holiday buzz is here— covered in tinsel and flooding your inbox with cyber sales. But a look past the shiny, brash exterior reveals an activity at the heart of the season: gathering together with friends and family. What brings us all together this time of year? Well, food.

in Get Involved, Learn More, Tricia Phelps