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Welcome to the Vermont-NEA ESP Conference Site.  To register for the conference, click the "sign up" link at the top right of the screen. After you have created account, click on "Schedule" and then select "Simple".  You are then able to select your morning and afternoon session as well as your lunch choice.

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 Then you can select your sessions.  If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Ariel Darby at  adarby@vtnea.org  or call her at 802-224-2409.

ESPs who are not Vermont-NEA members may register after March 1st.  There will be a $150 registration fee due to Vermont-NEA prior to March 29th, sent to Vermont-NEA, 10 Wheelock Street, Montpelier, VT  05602. ATTN:  ESP Conference 2015

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Friday, March 20 • 9:15am - 11:45am
Farm to School 101: An Introduction to Integrating Farm, Food, and Nutrition Education into Your School LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Promoting health begins in the cafeteria by serving healthy meals and continues by addressing nutrition and health as part of the overall education of students. This approach requires collaboration among professionals across the school to bolster choices and educational opportunites that have a lasting impact on students' health and ability to learn. Workshop participants will explore and expand their knowledge and experience related to Farm to School. Topics will include: an introduction to the 3C's (cafeteria, classroom, community) approach to integrating farm, food, and nutrition education, promising practices for using food and agriculture as a vehicle for teaching, identifying curriculum and activity connections, and the role that ESP's can play in implementing Farm to School. The workshop will be interactive with participants learning and practicing how to engage youth through hands-on cooking and taste tests.

Learning Objectives: By the end of this workshop, the learner will be able to: Understand the connections between the classroom, cafeteria and community, Share the importance and scope of integrating farm, food, and nutrition education into the curriculum, and Develop strategies for implementing Farm to School practices at their school.


Ethan Bodin

Ehtan Bodin is an educator working in Shelburne Farms' professional development programs VT FEED and Sustainable School Project. Ethan holds both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Education from Saint Michael's College where he focused on curriculum development and evaluation. In his spare time, he helps operate a small sugar bush on Elmore Mountain, VT and enjoys thinking about the possibilities of applied permaculture on his family's 25 acre... Read More →

Friday March 20, 2015 9:15am - 11:45am
Gateway II

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