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Resource | Webinars/Videos Finding, Buying and Serving Local Foods - Using Forward Contracts

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. This is the 7th webinar in the series.

04/10/2014
Resource | Webinars/Videos Finding, Buying and Serving Local Foods - Using the Informal Procurement Method

In this webinar, the fourth in the series, Christina Conell from USDA's Food and Nutrition Service discusses how schools can purchase local products using the informal method. It can be as easy as schools contacting three (or more!) local producers for price quotes. This session showcases stories and tips from Union Public Schools in Oklahoma and Kalispell Public Schools in Montana.

02/27/2014
Resource | Webinars/Videos Finding, Buying and Serving Local Foods - Finding Local Producers

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.

02/13/2014
Resource | Webinars/Videos Finding, Buying and Serving Local Foods - Conducting a Local Procurement Baseline Assessment

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.

01/23/2014
Resource | Webinars/Videos Finding, Buying and Serving Local Food - Introduction to Procurement

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.

01/09/2014
Resource | Webinars/Videos 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. 

08/29/2013
Resource | Webinars/Videos 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.

08/29/2013
Resource | Webinars/Videos The Farm to School Grant Program - Implementation Grant Webinar

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.

06/05/2013
Resource | Webinars/Videos The Farm to School Grant Program - Planning Grant Webinar

This webinar will discuss the Farm to School grant program and specifically talk about details about the planning grant track.

06/05/2013
Resource | Webinars/Videos La Mesa Completa: Seminario Electrónico para Promotores de Salud

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.

06/05/2013
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