In this webinar, the third in the series, Christina Conell, from USDA's Food and Nutrition Service discusses the variety of ways that schools can connect with local farmers, ranchers, and other food businesses. The webinar covers online connection tools, requests for information, the role of state farm to school coordinators and state departments of agriculture, and USDA resources such as the Farm Service Agency's field offices and Cooperative Extension resources. Guest speakers from the Maryland Department of Agriculture, Michigan State University and a Michigan farm will share their tips for connecting with producers.
In 2014, the USDA Farm to School Program hosted a 12-part webinar series to showcase the variety of ways school districts can purchase local foods. The series starts with an introduction to basic procurement principles, and then walks participants through strategies and tactics for buying local foods.
In this webinar, the first of the series, Christina Conell and Maggie Gosselin from USDA's Food and Nutrition Service, covered basic procurement fundamentals relevant to the federal child nutrition programs. Topics include informal and formal procurement methods and maintaining competition.
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.
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.
El Centro para Organizaciones Religiosas y Comunitarias del Departamento de Agricultura de los EEUU y el Servicio de Alimentos y Nutrición están colaborando con los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades para organizar un webinar, o seminario virtual, en español que se enfoca en la iniciativa de Cuidado Infantil del programa Cuidado Infantil ¡A Moverse! (Let's Move! Child Care) de la Primera Dama Michelle Obama para prevenir la obesidad infantil.
During today's webinar, we're going to be talking about the implementation grant for the Farm to School grant program. We'll start by giving some background information on Farm to School in general. We'll talk about today's topic specifically, the implementation grant track of the grant program. We'll review the scoring, how the proposals are scored, the budget and match, the registration process, the forms and the format, and then I'll review some resources that are available to you all as you prepare your application before we get into the questions.
This webinar will discuss the Farm to School grant program and specifically talk about details about the planning grant track.
A conference call and webinar in Spanish to highlight how promotores are engaging with USDA nutrition assistance programs. The webinar, is designed for promotores, their networks, and faith-based and neighborhood partners to learn about various ways in which they can partner with USDA to ensure that eligible Latinos have access to federal nutrition assistance programs. The webinar will walk through ways in which promotores can partner with USDA's Food and Nutrition Service. It will include helpful links, best practices, stories, and even videos of personal testimonies.