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Local Food Access & System Change: Dec. 4 Quarterly Meeting

AHA partners, members and interested community members are invited to the next AHA Quarterly Partnership Meeting! RSVP here by Nov. 30.

WHEN:  Friday, December 4, 8:30-10:30 am
WHERE: YMCA of the Triangle, 801 Corporate Center Dr., Suite 200, Raleigh
WHAT: Local Food Access & Systems Change—Farm to Child Care

FTCC horzChild care facilities in Wake County are pioneers in serving NC grown produce for snacks and meals! Hear from members of the Farm to Child Care Advisory Team about insights on the first year of Farm to Child Care (F2CC) systems-change implementation in Wake County, including:

  •  data on impact for children’s health and local food sales
  • food procurement challenges and successes
  • lessons learned to date on the child care side and the farmer/distributor side
  • and more.

Lynn Policastro of Wake County SmartStart, Carol Mitchell of Wake County Cooperative Extension, and Jacob Rutz of NC State University will join AHA staff to share the F2CC story to date.

Hear also how new NC legislation allowing shared-use kitchens can support F2CC and local food entrepreneurs in Wake County. Network with partners, share insights and be part of the conversation.

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