This product is free for those who attended FNCE® 2018.
Over the past 20 years, schools across the nation have embraced farm to school efforts. The farm to school movement has grown from a handful of schools in the late 1990s to more than 42,000 schools in all 50 states in 2014. The United States Department of Agriculture's Office of Community Food Systems oversees the federal Farm to School Program and national objectives, while local efforts are implemented at the district level and throughout schools.
This session will introduce nutrition professionals to farm to school practices that enhance community food systems and strengthen federal child nutrition programs. A program analyst from the OCFS will provide insight on the dietitian's role at integrating farm to school concepts at the national level, focusing on partnerships, training and technical assistance, and research; and a district dietitian will share his experience implementing farm to school operations.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 4080, 4110, 8018
- Articulate the dietitians' role in agricultural education and farm to school initiatives.
- Integrate community food system concepts throughout federal child nutrition programs.
- Identify key partners and best practices for promoting the advancement of sustainable nutrition and resilient food systems.
- Scott Schuster, RDN, LDN
- Janell Walker, MPH, RDN