Session 1 Workshops | School Food

Equitable Nutrition Education: Ensuring All NYC Kids Have Access
Room: HM 424

Alyson Abrami, MS, RD (Moderator)
Director of Food and Nutrition, The Children’s Aid Society 

Fern Gale Estrow, MS, RDN, CDN
Founder, FGE Food & Nutrition Team

Tori Kass
Director of Special Projects, Office of School Wellness Programs, NYC Department of Education

Andra Roig Jr., NASM-CPT, CES
Health Coordinator, Harlem Children's Zone, Inc

Gregory Silverman
Managing Director, Wellness In The Schools

We know that high-quality nutrition education, alongside improved access to healthy foods, can have a powerful impact on helping kids eat well. Yet too few New York children are exposed to the types of positive experiences, including cooking, tasting and growing real food, that nutrition education can provide. In this session, a panel of educators, policy makers and activists will explore what it would look like to ensure that all NYC kids have equitable access to nutrition education, and explore both practical and policy challenges and opportunities.


F2S in NYC: Connecting urban students with Food and Farming
Room: HM 431

Kira Cohen-Milo, MS
Greenmarket Youth Education Coordinator, GrowNYC

Kate Gardner, MS, RD
Doctoral Fellow, Food & Nutrition Policy, Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy

Jerusha Klemperer
Co-Founder & Communications Director, FoodCorps

George Edwards
Coordinator, Garden to Cafe

A panel of experts working in each of the farm-to-school movement's three arms (nutrition education, school gardens, and procurement) will describe how to make farm to school work in New York City schools by sharing successes from the field, strategies, and techniques to establish or strengthen school programs. Anyone interested in learning about the current state of farm to school programs in NYC, how to better operationalize the movement's three arms, and how to overcome challenges would benefit from attending this session.

School Food