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Monday, April 3, 2017

MI Farm to School News

Greetings Network –


In addition to the note this morning about the All About Food Conference, here's the rest of the news!





21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge

Food Solutions New England – Due before April 9

This challenge is designed to create a space to build more effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of race, power, privilege, and leadership. Register Here.


Webinar Rescheduled: Promising Partnerships: Extension and Farm to Early Care and Education

New Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2pm ET

The National Institute for Food and Agriculture, in partnership with the National Farm to School Network, will be offering a webinar to share extension and farm to ECE partnerships and projects. Register here


Webinar: Statewide Farm to ECE Network BuildingWednesday, April 12, 2017, 3:30 – 4:30 PM ET

Join us for the April NFSN farm to ECE Webinar where we will hear from Emily Jackson and Erin who will share farm to ECE statewide network models. Register here.


Webinar: Health, Nutrition and Wellness Strategies for Your School and Community

Available on demand. Duration: 57 minutes

Learn ways to get students and communities involved in health and wellness strategies. Counts for one-hour of professional development. Register Here.




Community Grants Program

United Fresh Start Foundation – Due April 20, 2017 

Grant will support local community organizations and groups in developing programs, events and/or activities that increase children's access to fresh produce. Grants available up to $2,500. Application here.




Campus Dining 101: Benchmark Study on Farm to College in New England

Farm to Institution New England

This report presents in-depth findings and makes specific, data-based recommendations for institutions of higher education as well as government officials, funders, and institutions.


10 Cents a Meal for School Kids & Farms: Legislative Report 2016-2017

Ground Work Center

Check out this report on the impacts thus far of 10 Cents a Meal! 10 Cents is helping 16 schools purchase and serve more local foods in school meals, reaching over 48,000 children.




Americorps VISTA: Wayne Metro/Detroit Food Academy-Small Batch

My AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps is hiring for a 12-month position that would focus on capacity building, planning and systems building for high school students interested in food business. Register here.


Food & Health Fellow

Eastern Market Corporation – Due Tuesday, April 4, 2017 by 12:00 am EST

This position offers an opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge and training in entrepreneurship, community development, regional food systems, and more. See attached for more information.




School Lunch Quality and Academic Performance

Berkeley Department of Agricultural & Resources Economics

This study links good healthy school lunches with improved academic performance – exciting implications for getting healthy food into meals through local food sourcing!




Abby Harper

Farm to School Specialist

MSU Center for Regional Food Systems

480 Wilson Rd Rm 309 | East Lansing, MI 48824

(p) 517-432-4525 (f) 517-353-3834 |

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