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2021 National Child Nutrition Conference

Wednesday, April 21

Farm to Keiki: Healthy Eating Habits Take Root Early

2:50 pm - 3:50 pm Eastern | 1:50 pm - 2:50 pm Central | 12:50 pm - 1:50 pm Mountain | 11:50 am - 12:50 pm Pacific

Farm to early care and education can help foster children’s learning and exposure to new foods and is a fun way to make education and exploration come alive. Discover how simple nutrition education activities get children excited about new foods, hear about best practices and stories of how it can empower children, families, and providers, and learn how to create a year-long program that teaches children about nutrition, gardening, cooking and nature.

Presented by

Robert Ek Headshot

Robert Ek, MA

Program Analyst, Office of Community Food Systems, USDA Food and Nutrition Service

Lissa Ong

Lissa Y. Ong, MPH, RDN

Nutritionist, USDA Food and Nutrition Service

Abbie Chaddick

Abbie Chaddick, MS, RD, RDN

Nutrition Consultant, Evidence Based Eaters

Tiana Kamen

Tiana Kamen, MS

Author and Director, Farm to Keiki