A few highlights from the day:
California’s First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom addressed the potential of healthier, more sustainable school meals to address climate change head on.
“Farm to school will have a real impact on California’s ability to address climate change. Not to mention our kids and communities future well-being.”
Eat Real Board Member and Interim Co-Executive Director of the National Farm to School Network Miguel Villareal reflected on the current momentum of Farm to School programming in California.
“Nora and I I were in Washington, DC for the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health with about 800 passionate real food advocates last September. The underlying message was that we need to build more partnerships with each other, communities, businesses, healthcare, government, nonprofit groups, etc. The Earth Day event on Saturday was a clear indication that California is well on their way to make it happen!”
Eat Real is proud to be part of the growing movement to foster connections between farmers and schools. These relationships frequently result in healthier school meals being served to students. Together, we can nourish the future!