The USDA has a Farm to School movement to encourage school districts to bring locally produced foods into school cafeterias according to St. Louis District Dairy Council Nutrition and Wellness Educator Jill Williams.
According to Williams everyone benefits when schools participate in Farm to School.
When it comes to defining what a local food is, Williams says that you get different answers depending on who you talk to.
Milk is a local food, according to Williams, because it only takes 2 days for milk to get from the cow to the carton.
Jill Williams was a guest on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show.