OSSU Parent and Family Survey
The Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) is partnered with OSSU to support high quality school meals that use local food, and to connect student’s education with local community resources and the working and natural landscapes. Your perspectives as parents and families are essential to understanding the impacts of these programs and how to make improvements. Please take a few minutes to share your opinion, we’d love to hear from you!
Which OSSU schools do you have students in? (check all that apply)
How important is it to you that your child's education is connected to local community resources like farms, businesses and the natural world? (choose one)
When it comes to connecting your child's education to the local community, what do you hope they will learn?
Please choose the statement below that best describes you:
I’ve never heard of the farm to school program in my student’s school.
I’ve heard a little bit about the farm to school program in my student’s school.
I’m pretty familiar with the farm to school program in my student’s school.
I’m actively involved with the farm to school program in my student’s school.
If you choose to have your child bring lunch from home to school, what are your main reasons? (check all that apply)
My child never brings lunch from home.
My child sometimes doesn’t like what is being served for school lunch.
My child needs more food than school lunch provides.
Making lunch from home means I know what my child is eating.
Lunch from home is a healthy meal.
Lunch from home is a better value than school lunch.
Bringing a lunch from home gives my child more time to eat.
My child will not eat the fruits and vegetables the school lunch provides.
My child’s friends bring lunch from home.
My child has food allergies or other dietary restrictions.
My child doesn’t like to wait in line for school lunch.
If you would like to be more involved with your child’s school, what would help? (choose all that apply)
More encouragement from the school to get involved
More information about how to get involved
More information about school issues
More opportunity to share my opinions about school issues with the school
More confidence in my abilities to help
More time in my schedule
More access to childcare
I'm not interested in being more involved
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