Fresh Food in Schools Summit
Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PST)
Moses Lake, WA
We have had some space open up in the Summit so if you would like to attend this coming Thursday, please sign up here and then contact Joan Qazi, under the event organizer link, to be added to the attendees. School Nutrition Association key area and continuing education credits will be available.
The Fresh Food in Schools Summit is a FREE conference for farmers, school food service staff, parents, and community advocates to network, attend sessions on farm involvement, school cafeteria as classroom, and geographic preference in food purchases. Dayle Hayes, MS, RD will be speaking about “New Nutrition Guidelines, Fresh Opportunities: Making the Farm-to-School Connection” and leading a workshop on “Marketing Your Program and Your Products: Branding, Connecting, and Making Social Media Work for You” (http://www.nutritionforthefuture.org/). Tricia Kovacs of WSDA will introduce the School Guide to Purchasing WA Grown Foods, and Brian Estes will facilitate a Farmers Roundtable. School garden videos will be available for previewing. Farmers and vendors are encouraged to bring sample products, business cards, and flyers for display on the resource tables. Come discover best practices for farm to school in Washington State!
Doors will open at 8:30 am for morning check-in.
Parking is free next to ATEC building 1800, 7611 Bolling Street NE, Moses Lake. For directions, please see http://information.bigbend.edu/BUSINESSANDINDUSTRY/ATEC/Pages/Directions.aspx
Details available at wsffn.org or Joan Qazi at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone #509-664-6691.
WSFFN is excited to host this FREE conference at Big Bend Community College thanks to our sponsors: WSDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program and the Washington Women's Foundation.
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The Washington Sustainable Food & Farming Network
The Network is a nonprofit organization that uses education, organizing and advocacy to advance sustainable food and farming programs and policies in Washington State. The Fresh Food in Schools project is funded by the WSDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program and the Washington Women's Foundation. Project Partners include: Washington State PTA, Lutheran Public Policy Office of Washington, Superintendent of Public Instruction, PCC Natural Markets, the Child Obesity Prevention Coalition, and WSDA.