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Farm to School: Cafeteria, Classroom, Community

May 22, 2019

Farm to school enriches the connection communities have with fresh, healthy food and local food producers through the core elements of farm to school - local food procurement, school gardens, and food and agriculture education. This session will offer an overview to farm to school, including why it matters and how it supports the goals of child nutrition program, promoting successes, and evaluating your activities. Participants will be provided tips and tools for implementing successful farm to school activities.

Successful completion of the webinar and quiz is awarded 1 SNA CEU, or 1 CPEU for RDs/NDTRs.

  1. Explain what farm to school is and how it can improve meal participation rates and consumption of fruits and vegetables.
  2. Make use of available resources to bring farm to school to their cafeteria, classrooms, and community.
  3. Examine how farm to school trainings can be utilized as professional standards training.

Helen Dombalis, MPH, MSW
Senior Director, Programs and Policy
National Farm to School Network (NFSN)
Chicago, Ill.

Alena Paisano

Program Manager
National Farm to School Network (NFSN)
New Mexico

SNA CEUs: 1.00
Key Area 1: Nutrition
Key Topic 1100: Menu Planning
Subtopic 1130: Local Foods – Farm to School


Suggested Performance Indicators
8.2.2 Applies knowledge of health determinants when planning, developing and implementing services, programs, meal plans and menus.
8.3.2 Implements a plan for continual professional improvement.

Suggested Learning Needs Codes
  • 8110: School Foodservice
CPEUs: 1.00
CPE Level: 1 & 2
SNA CDR Provider Number: AM007

Please note that you have the option to submit an evaluation on the quality of this directly to the Commission of Dietetic Registration. Email contact:

SNA CEUs and CPEUs are awarded after the successful completion of the post-webinar quiz.


PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)
About NFSN (PDF)
Benefit Fact Sheet (PDF)
Getting Started with Farm to School (PDF)
Resources Link (PDF)