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Turnip-the-Beet on Your Summer Meals Programs

Learn new ways to spice up your service from the award-winning program at the Rialto Unified School District. Hear the strategies and innovations in marketing, community relations, and quality meal service that redefined Rialto’s program.

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Wheat2School: A Farm to School Partnership Program

Hear how this new hands-on, garden-based nutrition education program is partnering with community organizations who produce 100% whole wheat foods in California. Discover how they built a regional and statewide collaboration between grain farmers and schools. Gain tips on recipe development and training for scratch baking.

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Teaming Up to Raise a Generation of Veggie Lovers

Ready to guide your children to the path of healthy and adventurous eating? Hear how PHA’s Veggies Early & Often campaign is trying to change the fact that vegetables are under-consumed and under-available in the food marketplace. Discover the advantages of introducing vegetables early and tips to integrate these into your menus to foster healthy taste preferences and dietary patterns.

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Supporting the Front Line in the Fight Against Rural Child Hunger

The Rural School Nutrition Directors Network is a peer network tailored to the unique strengths and constraints of rural communities. Hear how rural nutrition directors support one another through sharing ideas, experiences and effective practices to increase access to nourishing food among children.

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Put Your State on the Plate with Local Foods

Serving local foods can be the perfect solution for your palette, plate, and participants. Learn how easy it can be to include food grown in your state on your plates when menu planning. Hear how we developed partnerships to help us incorporate locally sourced foods that you can replicate.

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Promoting CACFP Supper Eligibility with CalFresh

Hear how practical strategies increased CalFresh/SNAP enrollment through partnerships with local school districts and community organizations with the goal of achieving eligibility for CACFP supper. Get best practices about building an effective team, tips for communications plans, and how to track your progress from those that piloted the innovative and successful enrollment campaigns in San Diego.

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Innovative Strategies to Connect CACFP and Farm to ECE

What is farm to early care and education, and how can this program help achieve best practices in CACFP and support healthy environments? Learn how a national grant has helped foster connections between these two programs in Colorado and Iowa at the state and community level through innovative strategies.

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Increasing Healthy Eating Through Family Engagement with SFSP & CACFP

The SFSP and CACFP are important tools to address food insecurity and support your bottom line, but did you know they could be leveraged to increase overall family engagement and provide a foundation to provide healthy eating practices that can be used at home? Learn how while also hearing why the key best practices of these programs can move the needle on participation.

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Catering to Rural and Urban Sites

Rural and urban sites can look very different in terms of operations, populations served and available resources. Get insight on how to address the challenges and implement best practices that come with serving both rural and urban sites for Afterschool Meals and Summer Food Service.

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