Vermont FEED is a farm to school partnership project of NOFA-VT and Shelburne Farms
Advancing Equity in Farm to School
This year’s Northeast Farm to School Institute featured a keynote by Jamese Kwele, who serves as Director of Food Equity at Ecotrust." The goal isn't just to expose children to new foods from cultures that are different from their own. Ultimately, the goal is to shift power and to equip children with the knowledge and the skills to be able to stand up and fight for justice."
Our First *Virtual* Northeast Farm to School Institute Kickoff Retreat
This summer, we launched our first ever *virtual* Northeast Farm to School “IN-stitute” with 110 participants from schools from New York City to northern Vermont! Hear from US Senator Leahy, D-VT and watch a selection of the webinars from the retreat.
A Farm to Early Childhood Update
The pandemic has greatly impacted Vermont's early childhood system, and programs are struggling to remain open during this time of critical childcare needs. Feeding our youngest children healthy food, providing professional development and coaching support to Vermont’s early educators is an integral focus for the Vermont FEED team’s Farm to Early Childhood coach, Cynthia Greene.
Feeding Kids During a Pandemic:
Insights from VT School Food Directors
We're honored to share some voices from the frontline school nutrition programs that so many families depend on. Hear firsthand how the teams at Lamoille North Supervisory Union and Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union are adapting, keeping kids nourished, and dreaming big.
Upcoming Virtual Learning & Events
NOFA'S "News from the Farm"
Peek behind the scenes at two Vermont farms and follow along with the farmers at Someday Farm and Drift Farmstead. Every other week, you’ll learn what's happening on the farm, meet animals and plants through videos and photos, cook a seasonal recipe and try out a hands-on farm to school activity. Let's keep agricultural learning strong for all of Vermont’s children, old and young!
Vermont FEED Farm to School Webinar for Educators
Now more than ever, we are coming to understand the importance of our food system. We recently led a webinar for educators to engage in food systems and Farm to School activities that come alive both in an online environment and in the classroom.
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