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Partnering with Cooperative Extension to Support Farm to School: Webinar 3

In this, the third webinar of the series, Debra Eschmeyer, FoodCorps Co-Founder and Rachel Spencer, Arkansas FoodCorps Fellow, describe FoodCorps’ model of teaching kids about what healthy food is and where it comes from, building and tending school gardens, and bringing high-quality local food into public school cafeterias.

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Partnering with Cooperative Extension to Support Farm to School: Webinar 2

In this, the second webinar of the series, Julia Govis from University of Illinois Extension shared information about how she is leading farm to school in Illinois through the development of educational resources and curriculum to support Extension work in its diverse program areas. Morgan Taggart from Ohio State University Extension described how OSU Extension has prioritized involvement in farm to school and how other Extension professionals in urban and suburban areas can be involved with farm to school related activities.

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Administrative Review: Special Provision Options

This webinar is the sixth in a series of Administrative Review training webinars designed to complement in-person trainings conducted in spring 2013. These webinars are designed to provide State agency reviewers with additional knowledge and skills needed to conduct Administrative Reviews to assess a School Food Authority's compliance with Child Nutrition Program requirements. This webinar delivers additional training on how to conduct an Administrative Review for SFAs participating in Special Provision Options.

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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.

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Partnering with Cooperative Extension to Support Farm to School

In this webinar, the first in a four-part series, Emily Jackson of Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project shared outcomes from a tri-state project that examined the roles of Cooperative Extension in farm to school. She was joined by Teresa Wiemerslage from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach who shared how she is supporting local food procurement, school wellness, and youth engagement in Northeast Iowa.

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Energizing Your Day with School Breakfast: An Introduction to School Breakfast Promotion Efforts with PCFSN and USDA

FNS began the rollout of updated nutrition standards for the School Breakfast Program at the start of the 2013-14 school year. In recognition of the important role breakfast plays in every child's day, the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition (PCFSN) is highlighting the many benefits of eating a school breakfast as part of its back to school campaign.

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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.

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Energize Your Day with School Breakfast Webinar .

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) began the rollout of updated nutrition standards for the School Breakfast Program at the start of the 2013-14 school year. In recognition of the important role breakfast plays in every child's day, the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition (PCFSN) is highlighting the many benefits of eating a school breakfast as part of its back to school campaign. Together, we are coordinating efforts to ensure that the message reaches as many parents, students, school officials, and community leaders as possible. We cannot accomplish this task alone and invite you to learn more about our recent activities and see where they might complement your own.

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Dominique Dawes: School Breakfast is for Everyone

Three time Olympian and Co-chair of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition talks about the benefits of a nutritious school breakfast. The School Breakfast Program includes healthier options starting Fall 2013 as a result of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act passed by congress in 2010. USDA's Food and Nutrition Service is supporting schools as they make improvements school meals and other foods sold in schools. 

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Felix Kids PSA

Olympic gold medalist and record-setting track and field sprinter Allyson Felix, a member of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, explains how school breakfast can help students energize their days. The School Breakfast Program includes healthier options starting Fall 2013 as a result of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act passed by congress in 2010. USDA's Food and Nutrition Service is supporting schools as they make improvements to school meals and other foods sold in schools.