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Healthy, Climate-Friendly School Food: Strategies for Success - Shared screen with speaker view
Sofia Gonzalez
29:27
Hi everyone, this is Sofia from Children's bureau
Emma Finn, Friends of the Earth (she/her)
29:33
Welcome, school food advocates! Please introduce yourself in the chat and answer the check-in question on our whiteboard.
Hamideh Kia
29:47
taco
Natalie Lareau
29:57
Natalie Lareau, F2I Center
Emma Finn, Friends of the Earth (she/her)
30:01
Click View Options at the top of your screen and click “annotate.” You’ll see fun options such as “draw,” “text box” or “stamp.” Please use the “format” function to format your annotations.
Aimée Gedney
30:05
chicken in any form
Allana Russell
30:13
Pasta
Vanessa
30:15
avocado toast
Elizabeth Lada
30:20
Pasta!
Judi Shils
30:24
Wild cauliflower
Amanda Harvey
30:27
pss
keila magana
30:28
Pasta
Sofia Gonzalez
30:34
I would eat different fruits
Amanda Harvey
30:37
pasta!
Hannah Kinder
30:39
It's not working for my computer, but potatoes for sure!
Rufina Morales
31:16
Rufina I like tamales
Amanda Harvey
31:43
Amanda Harvey with Fresno Unified
Suzanne Lugotoff Oxnard School District
31:56
Suzanne Lugotoff Oxnard School District
Allana Russell
32:11
Allana Russell Glide Family Youth Childcare Center SF Cal
Elizabeth Weinlein
32:33
Elizabeth Weinlein, FoodCorps Member working with Suzanne in Oxnard!
Janelle Manzano
32:54
Janelle Manzano, Farm to School Specialist at San Diego Unified
Elizabeth Lada (FoodCorps)
32:58
Elizabeth Lada, FoodCorps, serving in Flint Michigan!
Kassandra Ambriz - City of Temecula
33:05
Kassandra Ambriz, City of Temecula
Michael Ackley-Grady
33:20
Michael Ackley-Grady, CDFA: Office of Farm to School
Rosa Aide López
33:43
Rosa Aide López
amber mascio
33:48
Amber from laurel tree charter school
Pauline seales
33:49
Can someone put the registration link in the chat? I didn’t catch it quickly enough
Pauline seales
34:03
Beth Love, Eat for the Earth
Emma Finn, Friends of the Earth (she/her)
34:07
https://foe.org/schoolfoodwebinars
Yousef - CAFF
34:22
Yousef Buzayan, Farm to Cafeteria Program Manager, Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF)
Emma Finn, Friends of the Earth (she/her)
34:22
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Pauline seales
34:52
Thanks, Emma!
Emma Finn, Friends of the Earth (she/her)
35:06
Of course, Pauline!
Emma Finn, Friends of the Earth (she/her)
35:07
Scaling Up Report: https://foe.org/resources/scaling-healthy-climate-friendly-school-food/
Dianne Russom
35:16
Dianne Russom from College of the Desert
Emma Finn, Friends of the Earth (she/her)
35:32
Oakland USD Case Study: https://foe.org/resources/shrinking-carbon-water-footprint-school-food/
Chef B. Orcutt Schools
35:46
Bethany Markee Child Nutrition Director Orcutt (Santa Barbara, CA)
Emma Finn, Friends of the Earth (she/her)
35:47
School Food Toolkit: https://foe.org/school-food-toolkit-resource/
Leah Smith, FOE Consultant
39:48
Hi everyone, I'm so glad you are here. I am the consultant working on the Organic School Food Initiative. Can't wait to provide technical assistance to some of you who are ready to start bringing in organic foods. Happy to help.
Kristin Zellhart
40:59
Yay MDUSD! If you would like to learn more about Eat REAL, visit eatreal.org
Lauren Thomas
41:47
follow us @slcusdfood on Instagram :)
amber mascio
41:50
i am interested in connecting. You can email me at peace.pops@hotmail.com
Yousef - CAFF
42:13
Looks yummy, great job SLCUSD and VUSD!
Allana Russell
42:13
arussell@glide.org
Emma Finn, Friends of the Earth (she/her)
46:03
www.organicforall.org
Emma Finn, Friends of the Earth (she/her)
48:06
Do you have any questions on why organic food is better for our health and the environment?
Suzanne Lugotoff
48:37
Will this presentation be recorded so I can share with interested staff members?
Emma Finn, Friends of the Earth (she/her)
48:51
Yes, Suzanne!
Leah Smith, FOE Consultant
48:58
If you are interested in Technical Assistance with procuring organic food, please feel free to email me.
Allana Russell
49:06
Will there be a link so I can print out the Power Point
Leah Smith, FOE Consultant
49:39
Leah Smith, Friends of the Earth Consultant on the Organic School Food Initiative: leelasmith@hotmail.com
Emma Finn, Friends of the Earth (she/her)
49:58
Hi Alana, yes - we will send out in the follow-up email with resources and the recording.
Emma Finn, Friends of the Earth (she/her)
52:49
Please participate in Q&A by typing your question into the chat!
Judi Shils
52:58
AWESOME WORK KENDRA!!
Emma Finn, Friends of the Earth (she/her)
53:24
Do you have any questions on why organic food is better for our health and the environment?
Pauline seales SC CAN
53:48
How can we help this movement expand?
Alexa Lewis-Rosenfeld
53:49
How do you food access connect to climate change?
Bianca Ngala, Friends of the Earth, (she/her)
53:50
Are the extra cost worth the benefits?
Leah Smith, FOE Consultant
54:08
Can you make your presentation available to school districts?
Bertha Saucedo
54:23
What labels should we look for to make sure we are buying and supporting organic foods?
Sofia Gonzalez
55:17
Do you recommend families to grow their own fruits and vegetables?
Lam Le | Center for Good Food Purchasing
55:55
I'm curious if the families in your study switched from conventional to organic post-study?
Kari Hamerschlag
56:34
Look for the USDA Organic Label
Pauline seales SC CAN
56:34
Can you discuss Regenerative Organic?
Lori Davis EX Dir Sanzuma
56:45
Do you have any school aged curricula that you can share with this info?
Barbara Gates
56:47
How does regenerative compare to organic?
Shoko Orozco-Kumagai (she/her) - K12 school nutrition services
56:59
How can we make organic produce available through DoD Fresh?
Kari Hamerschlag
57:32
Shoko, great question. We’d love to work with you on that, please be in touch!
Barbara Gates
57:56
Please check out leanandgreenkids.org for nutrition education resources that promote organic and plant-based eating with “lean and green beans” for plant-protein!
Caroleigh Pierce
58:26
Turning Green is an amazing program!!!
Beth Love
58:35
I love Lori Davis’s question about school-aged curricula! Would love to hear about that.
Caroleigh Pierce
58:51
conscious kitchen ❤️❤️❤️
Gail Gousha
59:12
Lean and Green Kids has lots of school friendly recipes go to leakandgreenkids.org
Emma Finn, Friends of the Earth (she/her)
59:43
@Beth and @Lori, as Barbara and Gail mentioned - Lean and Green Kids! They've got great curricula there.
Janelle Manzano
59:52
Side note: supporting you school food services helps them generate revenue to be able to afford organic produce :) (so long as it’s on their agenda to expand upon of course)
Emma Finn, Friends of the Earth (she/her)
01:03:09
The Conscious Kitchen Case Study report will be shared in a follow-up email to participants!
Kari Hamerschlag
01:03:58
We have a list of minor and major equipment needs and costs in the study
Kendra Klein, Friends of the Earth (she/her)
01:05:24
@Pauline Seales - the farming methods that make organic successful (crop rotation, composting, etc) are the same methods that underpin "regenerative agriculture." There is a lot of wonderful work happening under the banner of regenerative ag, but there is no agreed upon definition, and it doesn't necessarily result in reductions in use of synthetic fertilizer or pesticides. However, the Regenerative Organic is a true north star, because it uses organic as a baseline (which is a robust federally-regulated label) and adds additional criteria on top that ensure farmers do all they can to sequester carbon in the soil.
amber mascio
01:08:09
I would like to know more about the milk machine!! Can you link the model?
Gail Woon
01:09:50
Our students are building a regenerative agriculture Community Garden in masks over nose and mouth and social distancing. I founded an environmental education organization NGO EARTHCARE. I am a marine biologist in the Bahamas. https://www.earthcare.online/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/EARTHCARE
Leah Smith, FOE Consultant
01:10:18
@amber mascio There are several school districts who have been serving bulk milk. Straus Family Creamery has been a partner in working with school districts, specifically Bay Area and lower income communities, to serve bulk organic milk.
amber mascio
01:11:29
i have been having difficulty sourcing a good milk distributor. I work in humboldt county California
Al Baylacq
01:11:30
Nice Judi! Well done.
Judi Shils
01:11:54
Thank you!
Elizabeth Vaughan, Friends of the Earth (she/her)
01:12:10
It's our pleasure Barbara!
Elizabeth Vaughan, Friends of the Earth (she/her)
01:23:37
Does anyone have any questions for Barbara?
Mara Fleishman
01:25:11
Over 300 scratch cook school food recipes with analysis and expandable to your ADP https://www.thelunchbox.org/recipes-menus/recipes?s=eyJwYWdlIjoxLCJzZWFyY2giOm51bGwsImNhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzb3J0IjoibmFtZSIsImZvcm1hdCI6ImNhcmQifQ%3D%3D
Lam Le | Center for Good Food Purchasing
01:25:39
How has the pandemic impact the work with Conscious Kitchen?
Mara Fleishman
01:25:49
@barbara this is amazing.. such incredible work
Leah Smith, FOE Consultant
01:26:04
Thank you, Barbara!
April Mackill - Director of CHild Nutrition, Auburn USD
01:26:21
Well done, Barbara!
Kari Hamerschlag
01:26:28
Key 5 strategies: • Serving fresh and scratch-cooked meals through investment in workforce and kitchen infrastructure• Expanding organic and regional sourcing through diverse supply chains• Designing plant-forward menus for healthy, cost-effective and climate-friendly meals• Reducing food and packaging waste• Educating and engaging students and the school community
Debbie Friedman
01:26:43
Congratulations! Amazing presentations.
Michael Ackley-Grady
01:27:12
Thank you so much, sorry I have to run! This has been great so far.
Krysta Williams | Center for Ecoliteracy
01:27:14
Great job, Barbara! Exciting to see how you’re serving your community.
Emma Finn, Friends of the Earth (she/her)
01:27:21
We encourage every group member to introduce themselves and participate by answering the following questions:1) Which of these Conscious Kitchen strategies would be most exciting to you? Or which would be most viable in your school district or community?2) What resources or support would you need to implement these strategies?
Maria Obeso
01:27:24
We already prepare Meals from scratch
Pauline seales SC CAN
01:33:55
Inspiring
Rebecca Feldermann
01:33:55
I love the giving spirit and desire to help others during this pandemic
Kari Hamerschlag
01:33:59
Resistance to serving climate friendly food because they say kids won’t eat it, so taste tests are really importnat
Judi Shils
01:34:05
Love that we had two MPH students in our group. We need you all!!
Kari Hamerschlag
01:34:32
Need for more buy in from staff
Laetitia Benador/CCOF (she/hers)
01:34:59
My group discussed how school districts could work together to build supply chains in order to procure organic, particularly milk
Debbie Friedman
01:35:36
When bidding the requirement to go with the lowest bid makes it hard to purchase from organic vendors.
Maria Obeso
01:35:43
Utilize Organic Produce more
Lori Davis EX Dir Sanzuma
01:35:45
Nutrition education and farm time are musts to encourage the kids to eat the food
Leah Smith, FOE Consultant
01:35:46
Bulk food going home to families is a cost savings and is also a way to have more families make food at home - be more involved in providing food. Bulk food enables more $ to be spent on organic.
Debbie Friedman
01:35:57
Lack of necessary facilities and equipment also is a barrier.
Shoko Orozco-Kumagai (she/her) - K12 school nutrition services
01:36:10
Budget/financing - eco-friendly containers, organic product as they are not currently available through DoD Fresh, also priced higher when purchasing produce contractor
Emma Finn, Friends of the Earth (she/her)
01:36:19
Have any of you taken any small steps for your meal programs that you’d like to share with the group?
Lori Davis EX Dir Sanzuma
01:36:47
Everyone in our chat room had a very different situation. one model will never work for everyone this is why Judi
Allana Russell
01:36:48
Do you have your own community gardens just asking
Gail Woon
01:36:53
earthcare.bahamas@yahoo.com
Lori Davis EX Dir Sanzuma
01:37:00
Judi’s program works
Emma Finn, Friends of the Earth (she/her)
01:37:03
What support would be most helpful for your school meal programs at this time?
Emma Finn, Friends of the Earth (she/her)
01:37:53
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Emma Finn, Friends of the Earth (she/her)
01:37:55
Have any of you taken any small steps for your meal programs that you’d like to share with the group?
Debbie Friedman
01:38:50
Another issue for a small rural district is their small purchases and desire to collaborate with others to find organic vendors. Partnering with other schools in regional partnerships could help.
amber mascio
01:39:38
@Debbie yes I am interested to collaborate
Frank Castro
01:39:40
Started with plant based products that look and taste similar to familiar non plant proteins. Must have great flavor and presentation to build trust
Emma Finn, Friends of the Earth (she/her)
01:39:51
USDA Farm to School grant: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329449 [Due January 8th]
Kat Soltanmorad
01:42:27
We use our local Food Hub for organic produce. They advocate for livable wages for local farmers, yet their prices are still competitive with conventional produce and vendors. Also we have moved from part time staff positions to full time. Full time invests in our community, builds upon training annually. We are in the RED budget wise due to labor costs. This is important to recognize that many districts do not have this advantage.
Kat Soltanmorad
01:43:11
We are a rural district.
Leah Smith, FOE Consultant
01:43:24
@Kat Soltanmorad Thank you for your leadership and to your team for all you do for kids!
Emma Finn, Friends of the Earth (she/her)
01:43:28
You're a true rock star, Kat!
Emma Finn, Friends of the Earth (she/her)
01:43:34
We look forward to seeing you at Webinar #2 on January 13th! We’ll give you a preview of our organic roadmap hear from three school districts on their promising practices. Make sure you are registered: https://foe.org/SchoolFoodWebinars
Emma Finn, Friends of the Earth (she/her)
01:43:50
Please share this webinar series with your friends and colleagues!Facebook: http://foe.org/SchoolFoodEventLinkedIn: http://foe.org/SchoolFoodLinkedin
Lori Davis EX Dir Sanzuma
01:43:53
Thanks Judi
Leah Smith, FOE Consultant
01:44:20
If you would like to learn more about the technical assistance we offer through FOE's Organic School Food Initiative, please contact me: Leah Smith leelasmith@hotmail.com
Kari Hamerschlag
01:44:26
We really appreciate you sharing the webinar via Facebook events, thank you!
Emma Finn, Friends of the Earth (she/her)
01:44:50
Thank you all for attending!
Beth Love
01:44:51
Thanks so much! It was very inspiring!
Natalie Lareau
01:44:57
Thank you!
Shoko Orozco-Kumagai (she/her) - K12 school nutrition services
01:44:58
Thank you to all the presenters
Charity Kenyon Slow Food + Sierra Club GNT Food + Ag
01:44:58
Thank you!
Lam Le | Center for Good Food Purchasing
01:45:01
Thank you!
Gail Gousha
01:45:03
Great Presentation Elizabeth
Kimberly Hunt
01:45:09
thku
Debbie Friedman
01:45:10
Thank you!
Allana Russell
01:45:12
Thank you
Rufina Morales
01:45:15
Thank you nice information.
Clint Lara
01:45:16
thanks you!
Leah Smith, FOE Consultant
01:45:16
Thank you Elizabeth, Emma, Kari, Kendra!
Frances Gonzalez
01:45:17
Thank you
Kari Hamerschlag
01:45:20
Look forward to seeing you all again next year!
Emily Gallivan, Chef Ann Foundation, she/her
01:45:21
Thanks everyone!
Carson Brady, Arcata & McKinleyville Districts
01:45:23
thanks!
Hamideh Kia
01:45:24
THANK YOU, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Kristin Zellhart
01:45:39
Thank you for such an informative webinar!
Frances Gonzalez
01:45:48
Yes
Sue Waiss
01:46:23
Thank you everyone!!
Lori Davis EX Dir Sanzuma
01:46:57
Lori Davis Lori@sanzuma.org
keila magana
01:47:04
Thank you
Leah Smith, FOE Consultant
01:47:28
Thank you Judi! So good to see you.
Melissa Herrera
01:47:43
Thank you!