Food for Thought

Tray Waste: Observing Habits, Implementing Solutions

What is tray waste? Tray waste, as the name implies, is the amount of food waste left behind on a student’s tray at lunch or breakfast at school. In an effort to be more eco-friendly and conscientious, as well as to improve the nutrition standards of children in...

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November News from Our Network

Cornell Cooperative Extension Steuben is hiring for SNAP-Ed Senior Nutritionist Regional Supervisor! You can find more information about this position by clicking here. VINES: Volunteers Improving Neighborhood Environments, in Binghamton, is seeking motivated people...

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Volunteer Generation Fund Training Offers Learning and Connection

One of my main roles as Community Food Coordinator is to provide capacity building and technical assistance to partner organizations throughout our service area. Much of this work is funded through the Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF), a unique grant program that provides resources focused on eliminating the root causes of hunger. We were fortunate to be one of the 11 recipients of the previous round of funding from the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

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Taste Tests: Engagement, Experience, Feedback

School districts across the country get involved in the farm to school movement by engaging in taste tests! They are held in the classroom, or in the cafeteria during student lunch periods, and provide many benefits to the schools, farms, and overall food environment....

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Our Farm to School Team is Growing!

Kevin Brouillard, Farm to School AmeriCorps Member, is soon completing his term. Check out Kevin's goodbye message: The past nine months serving as a Farm to School Corps member have truly changed my career path and helped me create a community for myself at Sidney...

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Food as Medicine Summit: November 6th

DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel Binghamton 225 Water Street, Binghamton, NY 13901 Registration Deadline: Friday, November 1st! The Food as Medicine Summit will bring together regional stakeholders around the critical connections between nutrition, food security, and...

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