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April 22-26, 2024

Orlando, Florida

CACFP · Afterschool Meals · Summer Food

Farm to ECE Track | CEU Specialty 1 | Beginner

Feed the Soil: Let’s Compost!

Reports from the CDC reveal concerning statistics: each day 50% of children do not eat vegetables and 33% do not eat fruits. Surprisingly, the introduction of composting can have a positive impact on children's willingness to try vegetables and fruits, as understanding their lifecycle encourages them to try new produce. Discover how a NY Head Start program incorporated composting to promote healthier eating.

  1. Examine data from the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Reports. 
  2. Learn how composting exposes children to science, logic and reasoning. 
  3. Explore how composting can encourage healthy eating habits. 

Presented by

Mary Greer Web

Mary Greer, MPA

Nutrition Services Manager, Community Action Organization of WNY

Pamela Acker Web

Pamela Acker, MS

Education Specialist, Community Action Organization of WNY

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