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What Farm to School Coordinators Need to Know About School Meals & Were Afraid to Ask!

St. Johnsbury Academy
St. Johnsbury, VT

Vermont has long been a leader in the Farm to School movement, but sometimes even the most exemplary programs need support and help to continue doing great work.  This 2-part workshop will provide discussion time and sharing of best practices for anyone who is advising or serving as Farm to School Coordinator – even if that isn’t your official job title.   The morning session will give an introduction to school foodservice programs for Farm to School Coordinators. We will cover the why and how of USDA nutrition guidelines for these programs and the ways schools are meeting these regulations.  The afternoon session will focus on how to support school foodservice with proper procurement of local foods, and where to find resources to support for your farm to school efforts.   We will also address specific challenges raised by attendees, and share best practices from especially successful farm to school programs, so bring your problems and solutions!  Those who sign up will be asked to fill out a short survey prior to the workshop.

Instructor:  Abbie Nelson and Brooke Gannon

Credit:  6 Continuing Education Credits

Registration Fee:  $25, includes breakfast & lunch

More Info & Registration: 

(Note: the website hosting the registration site is blocked by some networks.  If you have trouble accessing the registration site, please call Cheryl Barrows at 802-479-1360 for registration assistance)

This class is part of Child Nutrition Programs Summer Institute, held at St. Johnsbury Academy from Aug. 10th-14th.  Other classes offered this week include classes in cooking, food safety, nutrition education, and cooking with kids & teens.   While the classes are generally aimed at school food service managers and staff, all those involved in the school community are invited to attend individual classes or the whole week!