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Webinar

30% NYS Initiative: Opportunities, Barriers, and Pathways to Success
This webinar provides an overview of the 30% NYS Initiative: Opportunities, Barriers, and Pathways to Success report, which is an analysis of procurement data from 53 of the 57 school food authorities that qualified for the 30% NYS Initiative during the 2019-20 school year.
  • Farm to School
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
Becky handing out stickers to a room full of children

Field Note

What kind of education or experience has prepared you for working with farm to school?  In the summer of 2010, I was preparing to begin a Master of Science program in nutrition and dietetics to become a Registered Dietician Nutritionist. I...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Agriculture
  • Health + Nutrition
Cheryl Bilinski

Field Note

Can you share a quote or saying that reflects the work you do?  Novelist and farmer Wendell E. Berry said, “Eating is an agricultural act.” This quote means different things to different people, but to me, it aptly and succinctly reinforces the...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Agriculture
  • Health + Nutrition
Julie Raway picking greens in a large garden

Field Note

Meet Julie Raway: Advancing school nutrition programs across New York state
Julie Raway is a registered dietitian with Broome Tioga BOCES Food Services, a farm to school chair of the New York School Nutrition Association, and a leader of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Farm to School Program Work Team.
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Agriculture
  • Health + Nutrition
Former Farm to School Educator Mollie McDonough stands next to a counter with a 'Farm to School' meal kit.

Spotlight

Amanda Henning spent much of 2019 planning a steady cycle of hands-on programming for the 2020-21 school year, including Family Cooking Nights. A free afterschool nutrition initiative for K-6 students at Lockport City School District (LCSD)...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
Hungry customers outside a food truck in Buffalo, NY

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News

With a splashy paint scheme designed by a local artist, the “Farm to School to You” food truck – developed with input from Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) – will visit sites throughout the city to bring free meals to families in need...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Food
  • Health + Nutrition