Resource | Webinars/Videos
Farm to School Education and Curriculum Integration

For this farm to school planning webinar, we were joined again by Danielle Pipher of Vermont FEED/Shelburne Farms for a presentation about the creative farm to school curricula that she has seen and helped all sorts of stakeholders (not just teachers!) develop to engage students inside and outside of the classroom. Many of Danielle's examples come directly from a graduate level professional development course called "Curriculum Connections: School Gardens, Nutrition Education & The Common Core" that she has taught for the past 3 years. We also heard from Keenan Haley, a 3rd grade teacher at Sharon Elementary School in Vermont, who shared his firsthand experiences putting farm to school lessons to action. Finally, we called on a few of our planning grantees (Cheney Schools, Ezra Baker School, and West New York Schools) to talk about the progress they have made in developing food, agriculture, and nutrition-related curricula, bringing students on farm field trips, and engaging kids in the garden.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
NIFA and farm to school

Jill Auburn, a National Program Leader at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, provides a broad overview of NIFA programs that relate to farm to school. Among others, Auburn reviewed the Community Food Project program, the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program, the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative.

Resource | Policy Memos
SNAP – Updated Federal Trafficking Definition

In February, 2013, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) published final regulations revising the definition of trafficking. It subsequently came to our attention that some States were not clear that upon its effective date, Federal law takes precedence and States were expected to implement the new Federal trafficking definition.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: SNAP Trafficking Controls and Fraud Investigations

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is issuing a final rule to amend Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or Program) regulations to allow state agencies to deny a request for a replacement card until contact is made by the household with the state agency, if the requests for replacement cards are determined to be excessive.

Resource | Fact Sheets
Information for State Agencies
Resource | Fact Sheets
SNAP State Directors

State Directors List - Updated 04/25/2013

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance