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.

8:45 AM
Promoting comprehensive changes to the school food and learning environment: Berkeley's School Lunch Initiative
Suzanne M. Rauzon, MPH, RD, Natalie Studer, MPH, RD, Anna Charlene Martin, PhD, Launa Craig, BS, Deniz Kursunoglu, BS, Caitlin Merlo, MPH, RD, Pat Crawford, DrPH, RD and May-Choo Wang, DrPH, RD
9:00 AM
Farm to school: Perspectives of school food service professionals
Betty T. Izumi, PhD, MPH, RD, Katherine Alaimo, PhD and Michael W. Hamm
9:15 AM
Program and policy efforts to improve access to healthy food
Rajni Banthia, PhD, Rebecca Flournoy, MPH and Mary Lee, JD
9:30 AM
Farm to school across the nation: What do we know about potential impacts?
Anupama Joshi, MS, Amy E. Paxton, PhD Candidate, Phyllis L. Fleming, PhD and Alice Ammerman, DrPH, RD

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Organized by: Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by: Environment, Socialist Caucus, School Health Education and Services

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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