By Francie Lin, GFN Writer-in-Residence I think everyone would rather forget the early pandemic days…
Postponed: Join us on Saturday, March 21st from 9:00 – 1:00 in the Carroll Room at the Smith College Campus Center.
Since we last gathered, so much progress has been made to include student choice and voice in decisions, incorporate more local items on the cafeteria menu, build a District-wide Farm to School network, and bring programming up to the Middle and High schools. But we recognize that a culture shift in how we value healthy food is necessary for lasting impact. Join us to explore how we can shift the culture to value healthy food as a foundation for learning.
8:30-9:00: gathering and refreshments
9:00-12:00: Updates on progress, Food Service 101, breakout discussions
Student Choice and Voice: a student-led discussion about shifting the culture around school food.
Composting Food Waste: what we’ve learned so far about composting District-wide, and how we can shift the culture around sorting our waste.
Family Engagement: a caretaker-led discussion about how families can help improve school food.
Community Advocacy: a discussion on how we can organize and advocate for a culture shift at NPS.
The 2020 Farm to School Summit is generously sponsored by several sponsors: the United States Department of Agriculture, the Northampton Education Foundation, and Cooley Dickinson Health Care.