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3032.0 Local Food Movement in Schools: Making Farm to School Feasible (Jointly organized by the Food and Nutrition and the Environment Sections)
Monday, October 27, 2008: 8:30 AM
Introducing local food to the school cafeteria and creating educational linkages is an exciting trend, that is finding adherents across the U.S. To be sure, some geographic locales will find the concept more limiting and challenging, but best practices are emerging across the educational spectrum from K through university. This session will look at best practices, policy frameworks, educational strategies and 'corner store' access to healthier and local food for children in elementary schools.
Session Objectives: 1. Construct the primary programatic components for a successful farm-to-school program. 2. Identify 3 challenges for local food in schools and strategies to overcome them. 3. Create engaging educational linkages between local food in the school cafeteria and the classroom.
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Organized by: Food and Nutrition
CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing
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