- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 1, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska officials say the state is participating in “Farm to School” activities across the state in October by partnering with child nutrition programs.

The Alaska Division of Agriculture’s Farm to School program also will be promoting local lunch day at schools in October.

Officials say the program aims to improve child nutrition, support local economies and educate children.

According to officials, Farm to School programs have expanded nationwide over the past 10 years.

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