STAR Webinar October 2020 – Farm to School Efforts Supporting Resilient Local Food Systems
October 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Upcoming School Nutrition STAR Webinars: October 2020
Topic: STAR Webinar – Farm to School Efforts Supporting Resilient Local Food Systems
SNA Key Area(s): 1 Nutrition
USDA Professional Standard Code(s): 1130 Utilize local food sources, especially Farm to School, when possible.
Join Julie Brewer, the Director of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Office of Community Food Systems (OCFS) to learn about the USDA Farm to School Program. This webinar will explore resources and support that OCFS provides in order to support the implementation of local farm to school programs. The webinar will also highlight success stories from USDA Farm to School Program Grantees who are adapting their work around gardening, local procurement and agriculture education in creative ways to support children, families, and communities in response to the pandemic.
Attendees will identify strategies and best practices to help implement a successful farm to school program.
Oct 29, 2020 02:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)
Director @USDA Food and Nutrition Service, Office of Community Food Systems
Julie Brewer is the Director of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), Office of Community Food Systems (OCFS). Julie has over 26 years of experience helping communities identify and fill gaps in their food systems and has worked to improve nutrition and food security at the local, state, and national level. She worked over ten years on child nutrition and WIC policy at FNS, and recently served as the program examiner for SNAP and Child Nutrition at the Office of Management and Budget.