142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

Annual Meeting Recordings are now available for purchase

Effective tools and strategies for state-level Farm to School legislative advocacy

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 : 8:30 AM - 8:50 AM

Helen Dombalis, MPH, MSW , National Farm to School Network, Washington, DC
Effective tools and strategies for state-level Farm to School legislative advocacy

Opportunities to support local food systems, healthy food access, and evidence-based nutrition literacy programming exist at federal, state, and local levels.  School meal funding and basic nutritional standards are issued at the federal level, while school meals are planned, prepared, and served largely at the local level.  However, at the state level, advocates for child health have realized successes in gaining support for local food purchasing and school garden education programs. This workshop will focus on sharing strategies for capturing success stories, finding research-based documentation, building a broad base of champions, and navigating the legislative process, thus enabling participants to plan and execute successful Farm to School legislative advocacy within their home states.

Learning Areas:

Advocacy for health and health education
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Formulate an effective plan for state-level Farm to School advocacy in the learner's home state by utilizing tools, strategies and models from effective advocacy efforts

Keyword(s): Public Health Policy, Advocacy

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have an MPH and an MSW and am the Policy Director for the National Farm to School Network.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.