||Vermont FEED Director & NOFA-VT Ag Education Coordinator||abbieREMOVETHISBEFORESENDING@nofavt.org||(802) 434-4122|
Abbie Nelson is the Education Coordinator of NOFA Vermont and the VT Food Education Every Day (VT FEED) Director involved in all aspects of local purchasing and professional development of school food service. She has been a teacher for over 20 years in regular and special education, and worked on an organic vegetable and flower farm. As part of NOFA Vermont and a VT FEED partner, she has been working in Vermont schools linking Food, Farm, and Nutrition education for 8 years. Her role has been focused on school food by connecting kitchen managers with local farmers, helping farmers with agricultural education on their farms, training school food service personnel, and teaching school staff how to introduce new foods to students.
Sarah is on the communications team for both Shelburne Farms and VT FEED.
Food Access and Nutrition
- Cooking / nutrition classes
- Support organization: Food Access and Nutrition
- General food system education
- Farm to School programs
- Internship / Apprenticeship / Mentorship programs
- Adult / continuing education
- Support organization: Education
Regulations and Public Policy
- Advocacy organization
education, training, resources, consulting, facilitation
Plans underway to restore and expand the state’s investment in Farm to School programs