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California Food for California Kids Statewide Conference 2019

California Food for California Kids Statewide Conference


Cultivating Healthy and Sustainable School Communities

Join the Center for Ecoliteracy in Oakland on June 27 and 28 for a professional development experience that empowers you and your teams to create the conditions where students can learn about their food systems and how the choices they make can impact their health, the health of their communities, and the health of the environment.
 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Karen Ross, Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture
 

PROGRAM FEATURES

  • Panel discussions exploring how to cultivate robust farm-to-school efforts in your district.
  • Engaging workshops on practical topics such as school gardens, food education, procurement, scratch cooking, and customer service.
  • Peer-to-peer Innovation Exchanges featuring California Food for California Kids® Leadership and Innovation Award winners.
  • Hands-on opportunities to prepare and sample California Thursdays recipes.
  • Interactive Good Food Showcase, curated by the Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF).


REGISTRATION

Conference attendance is free of charge. Space is limited. Travel and accommodations assistance will be reviewed upon request for districts with financial need.

 



PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Thursday, June 27
8:30am - Breakfast and Registration
9:30am - Keynote: Karen Ross, Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture
10:30am - Panel Discussion: A Community of Practice
11:45am - Hands-on Cooking in Teams
12:30pm - Lunch
1:30pm - Workshops (2 Sessions) with topics including school gardens, food education, procurement, scratch cooking, and customer service
3:30pm - Reception and Good Food Showcase with Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF)

Friday, June 28
8:30am - Breakfast and Registration
9:30am - Featured Presentation: FoodLab and Student Engagement
10:00am - California Food for California Kids Leadership and Innovation Awards
11:00am - California Food for California Kids Innovation Exchange with Award Winners
1:00pm - Lunch
2:00pm - Panel Discussion: Supporting Farm to School
3:30pm - Adjourn
 

CONFERENCE LOCATION

Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94607


LODGING RECOMMENDATIONS

Courtyard Oakland Downtown
988 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607

Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway, Oakland CA 94607

Waterfront Hotel Oakland
10 Washington Street, Oakland, CA 94607

 

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