With the goal of bringing practical information to improve the lives of agricultural producers, consumers, families, and children, extension is a natural fit for partnership in farm to school and farm to early care and education (ECE) initiatives. Across the U.S., extension provides a vital link to resources and information and builds connections between producers and communities, expanding opportunities for local procurement, gardening, and food and agriculture education in schools and ECE settings. The National Institute for Food and Agriculture, in partnership with the National Farm to School Network, will be offering a webinar to share more about extension and farm to ECE partnerships and projects. Register here and join the webinar on March 14, at 11 AM PST.
For more information, contact Lacy Stephens (firstname.lastname@example.org), NFSN Farm to Early Care and Education Associate.
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.
Registration is now open for “Taking your Local School Wellness Policy to the Next Level — The What, When, and How of Meeting the New Requirements” on Feb 8, 2017 9:00 AM PST at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6581386712924754691
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Local School Wellness Policy (LSWP) Final Rule creates new requirements for school districts. The Webinar will begin with an overview of the LSWP basic requirements, emphasizing what’s new such as stronger stakeholder engagement, and assessment and reporting requirements. Additional details regarding marketing and advertising of foods and beverages, Administrative Review issues, model policies, and the timeline for updating your LSWP will also be discussed. We will set aside time to answer participant questions. Target audience for this webinar is school Food Service Directors and Wellness Policy Chairs/Superintendents or Designees – please forward this email to members of your Wellness Policy Committees.
Heather Reed, MA, RD
Mike Danzik, MPH, RD
California Department of Education
Nutrition Services Division
This webinar is being offered at no cost to you as a collaboration between the North Coast Region of the California Farm to School Network and the Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
If there are specific items/questions that you want to ensure the presenters address in this webinar, please let them know here: http://bit.ly/2jWkuZM