Need fresh ideas for incorporating exciting farm-to-school initiatives into your school meals program? If the answer is yes, you won't want to miss the ANC education session, “Big Ideas for Farm to School.” During this session, Tony Geraci, Director of Food Services for Baltimore City (Md.) Public Schools will show you how it is possible to bring fresh, locally grown and sustainable produce to your school. He should know since he envisioned and brought to fruition the Great Kids Farm, a self-supported farm located in Catonsville, Md., that is a source of fresh, locally grown produce for Baltimore City schools. The 33-acre farm also serves as a valuable teaching tool, showing students the whole process, from farm to plate.
Come learn from his experiences on how to get kids excited about the harvests of their own greenhouses and working farms! The “Big Ideas for Farm to School” session will take place Tuesday, July 13. Be sure to refer to the onsite ANC Program Guide for additional details and the location of this session in the Dallas Convention Center.
Will you be attending this education session packed with wholesome goodness?
This year during ANC, the School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) will be presenting a number of exciting programs through the SNF Learning Lab, which will be located in the Marketplace across from the Emporium. This is the place where you can learn more about Marketing 101, the newest online course on SNA’s School Nutrition University (SNU), as well as gather information about scholarship opportunities, upcoming Webinar Wednesdays and the Fuel Up to Play 60 program. Also, if your district is considering applying for the District of Excellence Distinction in 2010-11, you’ll want to find out about the new online application process.
The hours for the Learning Lab are as follows:Saturday, July 10, 8:00 am–12:00 pmSunday, July 11, 8:00 am–12:00 pmMonday, July 12, 8:00 am–5:00 pmTuesday, July 13, 8:00 am–3:30 pmWednesday, July 14, 8:00 am–12:00 pm
The SNF staff will be presenting short demos on Marketing 101, Keys to Excellence and Fuel Up to Play 60 throughout the day, so stop by anytime! Finally, don’t forget to enter your name in the drawing to win a free registration for the Marketing 101 course, which is worth 4 CEUs!
Looking forward to seeing you in Dallas!
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