Northampton Farm to School Summit 2020: POSTPONED

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Smith College Campus Center. Carroll Room - 2nd Floor

100 Elm Street

Northampton, MA 01060

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Join us for the 2nd annual Northampton Public Schools' Farm to School Summit! Since we last gathered, so much progress has been made to include student choice and voice in decisions, incorporate more local items on the cafeteria menu, build a District-wide Farm to School network, and bring programming up to the Middle and High schools. Learn more about our progress here. But we recognize that a culture shift in how we value healthy food is necessary for lasting impact. Join us to explore how we can shift the culture to value healthy food as a foundation for learning.

Who should attend?

  • Students
  • Caregivers and family members
  • Teachers, all grades
  • School administrators
  • Local elected officials
  • Food service professionals
  • Anyone interested in connecting students with healthy food - it doesn't matter if you are familiar with Farm to School work

Schedule:

  • 8:30-9:00: gathering and refreshments
  • 9:00-12:00: Update on progress, Food Service 101, breakout discussions
  • 12:00-1:00: Lunch

Childcare and lunch will be provided. NPS teachers will receive a stipend for attending.

Breakout discussions:

  • Student Choice and Voice: a student-led discussion about shifting the culture around school food.
  • Composting Food Waste: what we've learned so far about composting District-wide, and how we can shift the culture around sorting our waste.
  • Family Engagement: a caretaker-led discussion about how families can help improve school food.
  • Community Advocacy: a discussion on how we can organize and advocate for a culture shift at NPS.


At some point after registering, we'll send a follow-up email with a few questions about reserving spots for childcare, the age of your children, and your role in the community. Please stay tuned, as we need that information for planning purposes.

Thank you to the Northampton Education Foundation, the USDA Farm to School grant program, and Cooley Dickinson Health Care for their support!

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Smith College Campus Center. Carroll Room - 2nd Floor

100 Elm Street

Northampton, MA 01060

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