Webinar Series: Trending Topics in Farm to School
National Farm to School Network | 07-Dec-2017
Join the National Farm to School Network for a monthly webinar series featuring innovation and emerging issues in farm to school. Webinars will be held the first Thursday of every month from 2-3pm ET.
January 2018’s Trending Topics webinar is SNAP-Ed and Farm to School. SNAP-ED (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education), an evidence-based program aimed at helping people make healthier food choices and live healthier lives, offers a growing opportunity to bring food, nutrition and agriculture related education as well as gardening, local food procurement and other farm to school initiatives into schools and communities across the country. We will hear from practitioners from University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and other SNAP-Ed programs about the integration of farm to school in both direct education and policy, systems and environmental change SNAP-Ed initiatives. Register here.
Trending Topics Webinar Archive
December 2017: Youth Engagement in Farm to School. Farm to school initiatives across the country are changing the way young people view and consume fresh, local foods and interact with their community. This webinar focuses on youth engagement through farm to school and highlights unique approaches and initiatives to engage youth in their communities and food systems and empower youth to be leaders and active voices in the farm to school movement. Watch a recording here.
November 2017: Harvest of the Month - States across the country are developing Harvest of the Month programs including curriculum and resources to make it easier for schools, teachers, students and families to join in on farm to school fun. Hear from four different states about successful initiatives, best practices, and resources for developing or implementing Harvest of the Month in your school or across your state. Watch a recording here.
October 2017: Celebrating Farm to School Month State-By-State - October is National Farm to School Month, a time to celebrate the connections happening all over the country between children and local food. From taste tests in the cafeteria and nutrition education activities in the classroom, to farm visits and school garden harvest parties, school, early care and education sites, farms, communities and organizations in all 50 state and D.C. join in the celebrations. In this webinar, hear how states across the country are lifting up and celebrating National Farm to School Month this October. This webinar was generously supported by Co-Bank and is open to the public. Watch a recording here.
September 2017: Farm to School for Children with Special Needs - While farm to school offers abundant benefits for all children, we have learned from our partners that the core elements of farm to school – including hands on education, spending time in gardens, and cooking and tasting local food – offers additional benefits to students with special needs, supporting their learning and growth in many different environments. Watch a recording here.
August 2017: Farm to School in Native Communities - In partnership with numerous community leaders, the National Farm to School Network has been exploring opportunities to expand farm to school activities in Native communities. We’ve learned from our partners that with a community-based and multi-generational framework, farm to school can be a nexus of economic development, food sovereignty, health and nutrition, and cultural revitalization. In this webinar, learn about unique opportunities and challenges of farm to school in Native communities, and hear several examples of success from Native community leaders. Watch a recording here.
July 2017: Farm to School Partnerships with Your School Nutrition Association - On this webinar, hear examples and models from around the country of what partnership can look like at the state level. Guest speakers from the School Nutrition Association, Idaho State Dept. of Agriculture, New York School Nutrition Association, Northeast Organic Farmers Association Vermont, and the Mississippi Farm to School Network share their experiences. Watch a recording here.