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STAR Webinar - Strategies to Help Implement a Successful Farm to School Program
SNA Key Area(s) 1 Nutrition
USDA Professional Standard Code(s) 1130 Utilize local food sources, especially Farm to School, when possible.

Objective
Attendees will identify strategies, action steps and resources to help implement a successful Farm to School program.

Description
More than two-thirds of school districts that engaged in Farm to School activities reported positive impacts, including increased support from parents and community members. Schools also reported that Farm to School helped lower school meal program costs. This webinar explores strategies and best practices on how to implement a local Farm to School program. It will highlight success stories from individuals on ways to start and sustain a lasting Farm to School program in your community. Gwendolyn Holcomb with USDA, FNS will provide an overview of the Farm to School Program. Lindsey Morgan and Jennie Lazarus both from USD 497 Lawrence Public Schools will describe how they have diversified their Farm to School efforts in order to reach their nearly 12,000 students. Susan Nelson will describe what the Baldwin County BOE is doing with their Farm to School efforts.

Gwendolyn Holcomb
USDA, FNS Senior Technical Analyst Farm to School Program
Alexandria, Virginia

Lindsey Morgan, RD
Supervisor, Nutrition & Wellness, Registered Dietitian
USD 497 Lawrence Public Schools
Lawrence, Kansas

Jennie Lazarus
Outdoor Education Coordinator,
USD 497 Lawrence Public Schools
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