Speaker Presentations from the School Food Convening 2016
School Meal Primer PPT
, Nutrition Policy Advocate, California Food Policy Advocates
, Community Organizer, Healthy School Food Coalition
Federal and State School Food Policy PPT
, Nutrition Policy Advocate, California Food Policy
, Director of Legislation, California Food Policy
How to be an Effective Policy Advocate PPT
, Policy Director, California Association of Nonprofits
Policy to Practice Panel
Moderated by Elizabeth Medrano
, Community Organizer, Healthy School Food Coalition and featuring:
, Co-Director, Food Service Division, Los Angeles Unified School District
Presentation: LAUSD Food Services Division: Who we are and how we can work together PPT
, Program Coordinator, National Health Foundation
Presentation: Engaging Youth in School Food Policy PPT
, Co-Director, Food Chain Workers Alliance
Presentation: Good Food Purchasing Policy PPT
, Food Donor Coordinator, Food Finders
Presentation: School Food Donations PPT
About the School Food Convening 2016
What is the School Food Convening?
The School Food Convening will bring together a diverse group of organizations and individuals in the greater Los Angeles area that are focused on improving the health and well-being of students and their families. The event will provide information about school food programs, policy and actions you can take to improve school meals. The event will also include advocacy training on how to build support for a particular issue or policy.
The convening will be a great opportunity to:
- Learn more about school food policies and best practices
- Support efforts to improve the health and well-being of students
- Build your advocacy skills
- Network with other organizations focused on health and wellness in the greater Los Angeles area
The School Food Convening is hosted by the Healthy School Food Coalition
of the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute (UEPI) at Occidental College and California Food Policy Advocates
(CFPA), with generous support from The California Endowment
Why School Food?
Who should attend?
- The federal school nutrition programs, such as the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs, increase access to nutritious food for children. Nutritious school meals not only have a positive impact on student health but also academic achievement. Healthy diets are critical for reducing obesity and diet-related diseases such as diabetes.
- Over 2 million low-income students in California participate in the National School Lunch Program. Over 560,000 of these children are in Los Angeles County and over 190,000 reside in each of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. (See State & County Profiles. link)
- Ensuring school meals are nutritious and accessible helps to ensure that California kids are healthy and successful!
Organizations and individuals interested in:
We would like to extend a special invitation to organizations partnering with or working within Boyle Heights, Central Santa Ana, Long Beach, and South Los Angeles Building Healthy Communities sites. link
How much does the convening cost?
- Learning more about school food programs and policy and their impact on student health and academic achievement.
- Building advocacy skills â€“ learning how to build support around an issue or policy.
- Taking action to improve the health and well-being of students, their families and the community.
- Networking with other organizations in the greater Los Angeles area.
- Anyone passionate about student wellness and nutrition!
This convening is free of charge and lunch will be provided! Please RSVP. link
Where can I learn more about school food programs or policy?
Attend the convening!
Looking for online resources? We suggest the following:
- CFPA's 2013-14 analysis of school lunch and school breakfast participation. PDF
- Healthy School Food Coalition website. link