Michigan Joins National Leaders and Local Food Advocates at 9th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference

Attendees of the National Farm to Cafeteria Conference will learn best practices, network with likeminded communities and bring home creative solutions that will help to nourish people and the economy.

On April 25-27, 2018, more than 1,000 people will converge on Cincinnati, Ohio, for the 9th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference. The biennial event, hosted by the National Farm to School Network, is the only national gathering of farm to cafeteria professionals working to break down barriers to sourcing healthy, local food for institutional cafeterias and connect communities and children to where their food comes from.

Cafeterias in schools and early care sites, colleges and universities, hospitals, prisons and other institutional settings serve tens of millions of Americans every day, placing the farm to cafeteria movement at the forefront of the fight to end obesity and strengthen local food systems.

Some of the Michigan poster presentations include:
  • Hoophouses for Health: An Innovative Program Taking on User-friendly Approaches to Measuring Impact
  • Making Michigan Recipes Work: Culinary Skills & Menu Planning for School Nutrition Professionals
There will be Michigan breakout sessions including:
  • 10 Cents a Meal for School Kids & Farms
  • Growing the Future: Farm to School Through Student Empowerment
  • It’s Not as Hard as You Think: Tips and Tools for Engaging Statewide Networks in Policy Advocacy and Education
    Colleen Matts, MSU Center for Regional Food Systems
  • More Than an Afterthought: Evaluating Farm to School Activities for Effectiveness and Program Improvement
    Presenters including Colleen Matts, MSU Center for Regional Food Systems
  • Curriculum Considerations: Guiding Intentional Integration of Farm to Early Childhood Education
    Presenters including Meagan Shedd, MSU Center for Regional Food Systems

Attendees of the National Farm to Cafeteria Conference will learn best practices, network with likeminded communities and bring home creative solutions that will help to nourish people and the economy. Registration is open until April 9. Register today!

Learn more at http://farmtocafeteriaconference.org.

 

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