[montanafood_ag] Farm to School Webinars, resources, contests

Stein, Mary mstein at montana.edu
Mon Sep 26 11:56:04 MDT 2011

More information and resources from the National Farm to School Network...

From: Stacey Sobell [mailto:ssobell at ecotrust.org]
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2011 9:25 PM


Here are several new resources:

Webinars and Other Resources for Farm to School

1.       "Celebrating Farm to School" - upcoming webinar hosted by USDA, jointly presented with National Farm to School Network and FoodCorps. September 29, 2011, at 3pm EST. Register at http://vovici.com/wsb.dll/s/17fb9g4c886

2.       Farm2School in Wisconsin: The La Crosse Model - Register for webinar, please click here<https://www149.livemeeting.com/lrs/vcmeeting_ccc/Registration.aspx?pageName=jnbt756jg8s7v7bx>.  Thursday, September 22, 2011 from 2:00 - 3:30 pm EST.

3.       New CDC resource released "School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity" that includes and promotes farm to school (see attached)

Ways to Promote Farm to School

*         September 24 is Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play:   the idea being that kids everywhere turn off their TVs and computers and do something active outside. This is a great opportunity to promote Farm to School-friendly activities, like working in a garden, visiting a you-pick farm (pumpkin patches and corn mazes are popular right now) or walking to a local farmers' market. We can all use social media to make Farm to School part of the Day of Play conversation. Use your Twitter or Facebook account to suggest activities or link to a list of agritourism sights, farmers' markets, community gardens or fall planting guides that relate to your community.

Student Video Contest

*         USDA Launches Student Video Contest to Highlight the Importance of Ending Childhood Hunger: More information at  Ending Childhood Hunger Video Contest<http://links.govdelivery.com/track?type=click&enid=bWFpbGluZ2lkPTE0NjEyMjkmbWVzc2FnZWlkPVBSRC1CVUwtMTQ2MTIyOSZkYXRhYmFzZWlkPTEwMDEmc2VyaWFsPTEyNzY2NzU1MzYmZW1haWxpZD1ham9zaGlAb3h5LmVkdSZ1c2VyaWQ9YWpvc2hpQG94eS5lZHUmZmw9JmV4dHJhPU11bHRpdmFyaWF0ZUlkPSYmJg==&&&101&&&http://endhunger.challenge.gov/>.



*October is National Farm to School Month! Find great resources at: www.farmtoschoolmonth.org
Stacey A. Sobell, MPH
Farm to School Program Manager, Food & Farms
721 NW Ninth Avenue, Suite 200
Portland, OR 97209
ssobell at ecotrust.org<mailto:ssobell at ecotrust.org>

*Western Regional Lead for the National Farm to School Network: http://www.farmtoschool.org/regional.php?area=west

FoodHub membership is now FREE: www.food-hub.org<http://www.food-hub.org/>

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