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Connecting the Garden, Cafeteria and Classroom…what’s next?

Written By: Allie Hoffman, Program Manager, Community Alliance with Family Farmers

Three weeks ago, 340 California Farm to School and Garden practitioners gathered in Modesto for three days of field trips, workshops, inspiring keynotes, networking and food.

Helen Dombalis sharing her Farm to School story during the opening keynote

Attendees represented all areas of farm to school, ranging from farmers, to food service professionals, garden educators, government employees, nonprofits and more. It’s hard to focus on any one single moment from the conference to highlight in this article, particularly because there were so many different workshops that one could have attended. So instead, I’m going to share a few of the highlights from my experience planning and attending the conference.

Leading up to the conference, I was fortunate enough to have the job of connecting with so many of you. Whether I was reviewing workshop proposals, connecting with partners on social media or coordinating with the amazing CFSN regional leads, it was such a pleasure to get to connect with farm to school innovators from all around the state. Continue reading

Hunger Action Summit 2017

Join Second Harvest Food Bank at the Hunger Action Summit on March 14, 2017 at Santa Clara University. The summit will bring together engaged community leaders and hunger advocates to discuss the intersections of hunger and other community issues including education, health, and housing. You will also learn more about the face of hunger in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.

Together, we are building a stronger, more prosperous community, where everyone who needs a healthy meal can get one.

Webinar: Curbing Marketing to Students: What the Final Wellness Policy Rule Means for Schools

On July 29, 2016, USDA finalized regulations that strengthen requirements for local school wellness policies. Among other requirements, the final rule allows in-school promotions only for foods and beverages that meet the USDA’s Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards. This webinar explains how the USDA’s final rule affects food and beverage marketing in schools. Presenters will provide practical tips for school districts on how to remove unhealthy food marketing and handle challenges that arise as they work to comply with the new rule.

Register here

Healthy Food, Healthy You Nutrition and Cooking Class – Eating Healthy on a Budget

The Healthy Food, Healthy You program provides nutrition education classes and food prep demonstrations to families throughout the Bay Area. Classes can include: live demos to show how to prepare healthy, tasty meals on a budget; information on the nutritional benefits of fresh fruits and vegetables; techniques to stretch food dollars while keeping your family healthy; selection and storage methods for handling fresh produce; and hands-on cooking lessons with youth, families, and individuals.

Class for Head Start parents. Class will be taught in English and Spanish.

Healthy Food, Healthy You Nutrition and Cooking Class Series

The Healthy Food, Healthy You program provides nutrition education classes and food prep demonstrations to families throughout the Bay Area. Classes can include: live demos to show how to prepare healthy, tasty meals on a budget; information on the nutritional benefits of fresh fruits and vegetables; techniques to stretch food dollars while keeping your family healthy; selection and storage methods for handling fresh produce; and hands-on cooking lessons with youth, families, and individuals.

4-class series, every other Thursday until 3/16. Class will be taught with a Mandarin translator