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It’s one thing to have a corporate food safety program but entirely another to make sure the executive suite is aware of its importance and the rest of the company buys into a food safety culture, experts said at the 2014 Food Safety Summit.
Food safety programs must be well-funded, integrated in all systems and departments, and receive support starting at the CEO level.[…] Continue Reading »
Hal Hamilton founded and now is co-director of the Sustainable Food Lab in Hartland, Vt., which helps companies adopt sustainability practices, gathers data on sustainability efforts and shares that information to promote the sustainability movement. He talks with SmartBlogs about how the lab works and the future of sustainable agriculture.
How did the Sustainable Food Lab get started and what are the priorities?[…] Continue Reading »
School nutrition experts have long touted the benefits of student breakfast programs, but some have found that breakfast-in-the-classroom models can be a tough sell to principals and other district officials.
Such programs now are generating some data, supporting the position that breakfast-in-the-classroom models may produce academic benefits and have a positive affect on district’s bottom lines, even bailing out less-financially lucrative student-meal programs.[…] Continue Reading »
Food banks are bringing local farmers and school districts into collaborative programs that offer benefits for each of them and the communities they serve, leaders at three food banks said during a National Farm to School Network webinar.
The arrangement allows farmers to find new and sustainable markets along with ways to transport crops; food banks widen their community reach and schools get fresh produce for cafeterias and a new curriculum that gives students hands-on learning about agriculture and nutrition.[…] Continue Reading »