School Food Innovator Series

Virtual gatherings for California school nutrition professionals focused on leadership, inspiration, and cultivating a successful school nutrition program.

The School Food Innovator Series is a virtual quarterly gathering designed for members of the California Food for California Kids® Network. This series showcases innovation in school food leadership across the state and fosters connections between Network members and offers peer-to-peer learning opportunities.

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Celebrating Leadership and Innovation

Celebrating Leadership and Innovation
September 23, 2021

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Hear from a panel of awardees from the 2021 California Food for California Kids® Leadership and Innovation Awards, recognized for their creativity and initiative in improving school food and farm to school programs, advocating for better school food policies, and continuing to provide nutritious school meals to students and families during an exceptionally challenging school year. ​

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Fresh from California

Fresh from California
December 2, 2021

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Learn about the Fresh from California campaign: an opportunity for school districts to increase access to California-grown fruits and vegetables. This session highlights ideas for increasing local procurement and guidance on activating connections with local fresh fruit and vegetable vendors.

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Lessons from the Field

Lessons from the Field in School Food Leadership
March 24, 2022

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Hear from school food leadership sharing ideas for strengthening staff morale, building successful community partnerships, and advocating for your school nutrition programs.

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