Fall Newsletter
September 2019
Kids Enjoy Healthy Lunches Everyday at School
Not Now! Not Ever!
NOT on School Property!
24/7 Everyone - Students, Staff, and YOU
LD 152 An Act to Prohibit the Possession and Use of ALL Tobacco Products at Schools
Starting September 19, 2019, Maine law prohibits use and possession of all tobacco products
including combustible and electronic products and more

  • On school grounds
  •  In school buildings
  •  At school-sponsored events
  • On school buses
Tobacco products include cigarettes, cigars, pipes, electronic cigarettes, electronic cigars, electronic pipes, electronic hookahs, other vaping-type products, hookahs, pipe tobacco, chewing tobacco, snuff, snus, as well as filters, rolling papers, and any tobacco or nicotine liquids.
Let your voice be heard!
Healthy Communities of the Capital Area (HCCA) is updating its Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) and wants to know what you think the priorities should be related to health and quality of life in your community. No issue or concern is too big or too little - HCCA wants to know what matters to you when it comes to improving the health of Southern Kennebec County citizens. From climate change to vaping to healthy foods, please tell us what you think. CHIP Online Survey

HCCA is collecting input through Fall 2019 and will compile results to set some local level priorities. Please answer a few short questions and let your voice be heard! Learn more from Renee Page r.page@hccame.org

Hosted by the
Maine Farm to School Network

Credit Hours Available
Friday October 4, 2019 8am - 4pm
KVCC Alfond Campus
Convening farm to school stakeholders from across the state and beyond for a day of learning, best practice sharing, and networking! Learn from Farm to School practitioners how to incorporate local garden produce into your school cafeteria, how to fund & maintain a school garden, how to incorporate wellness policies throughout your school, and much more! View the agenda line-up and register  here!

Pre-Conference Free Half-Day Workshop
Hosted by the Maine Farm to School Network
Credit Hours Available
Thursday October 3, 2019 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
KVCC Alfond Campus
Join us for this special Pre-Conference Training to learn the ins and outs of local food procurement for your school cafeteria. 

This workshop is designed for School Nutrition Directors, Kitchen Managers, Business Managers, and others responsible for school food purchasing. Join Martine Cherry, USDA Procurement Specialist, and  Abbie Nelson , NOFA-VT Farm to School Specialist and for an engaging, hands-on workshop, suppported by the  USDA Farm to School Training Grant . Scholarship assistance available for travel and/or substitutes.

Jodi Beck, RN, Board Vice Chair
Benjamin Brown, MD
Samantha Deming-Berr, DO, MPH
Cathleen Dunlap, MEd, MSW, LCSW
Deborah Emery, MEd
Patricia Hart, MS, CPH
Patricia Hopkins
Lisa Miller, MPH

Sarah Miller, MA
Barbara Moss, DO, MPH, FACOFP
Cecil Munson
Merry St. Pierre
Ashley Tetreault, MBA, Board Secretary
Tom Warren, Board Treasurer
Frederick White, PhD, Board Chair
Courtney Yeager
Local Events
Training's and Workshops Locally

Nurturing Fathers Class
Sponsored by KVCAP
at the Webster Head Start Center
October 2nd through December 18, 2019
To register call Deb at 207-859-1580 or Emily at 207-859-1514

Kennebec County Diaper Drive
September 23rd - 29th, 2019
Drop off location HCCA
For more location go to: KVCAP
HCCA Staff Transitions
Farewell to Courtney Roderick our SNAP Ed Nutrition Educator, we wish you well in your new position in southern Maine.

HCCA Hiring Announcements
Interviews start September 27th

Program Coordinator - Lead Poisoning Prevention
Program Coordinator - Tobacco Prevention
Program Coordinator - Youth Engagement
Nutrition Educator - SNAP-Ed