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Fueling Greatness Anywhere: Farm to School & Recess Refresh
Our second webinar will focus on the Healthy Eating Play "Farm to School - Know Your Foods". There are two parts to this Play: education and implementation. You'll help students learn more about where their food comes from and work to get local foods, including milk, on the school menu.

We will also cover the "Recess Refresh - It's Not so Elementary" Physical Activity Play. This Play is designed to help you enhance the physical activity environments and activities at your school, no matter the age of the students.

Oct 22, 2020 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Dana Cassidy
Principal at Batesville Intermediate School
Batesville Intermediate School created an official Food Day celebration. Each year, a specific food is highlighted and added into student meals. This year it was spinach. Not only did students grow their own spinach, but they also enjoyed different recipes over the course of the year (from smoothies with spinach to spinach alfredo pasta). As a celebration, students visited stations like carrying hay bales, trying different yogurts, watching a virtual dairy farm tour and more. A local farm the cafeteria buys from and hospital joined in the fun to support healthy, local nutrition!
Kathy Cooley
Community Dietitian @Margaret Mary Health
Kathy is a registered dietitian (and a blueberry farmer) and has worked at Margaret Mary Health for over 30 years. She started working with the Batesville Schools over 25 years ago while her children were in the school system. (She started the Great Foods Program which was sponsored by the PTA and brought food tastings to the classrooms to encourage healthy choices.) In 2011 Kathy wrote a grant to the National Farm to School Network to fund a program to celebrate Food Day. Margaret Health used the grant money to celebrate the first food day. Through her work at MMH, Kathy has helped lead the coordination of the annual food day celebration. Through her work at MMH, Kathy has also coordinated a school garden program. Margaret Mary has sponsored garden workshops for teachers, provides the soil for the school gardens, and provides dietitians to teach nutrition lessons in the gardens.