Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Farm to School Hearing with U.S. Senators Saxby Chambliss and Tom Harkin, Friday, May 15, at CDC
Join us Friday, May 15, at the CDC for a public hearing on Farm to School projects, Healthy Eating, and Physical Activity for School Children.
We need you there to show Sen. Chambliss and Sen. Harkin that we want thriving Farm to School programs in Georgia. This hearing will be submitted to the official record for all Senate Agriculture Committee members to review. Sen. Chambliss (R-GA) and Sen. Harkin (D-IA) will both be in attendance.
This a rare opportunity for the sustainable food and farms movement to show its support for getting local, fresh, and sustainably produced foods into school cafeterias across the state.
Witnesses will include representatives from:
- the CDC
- the USDA
- Action for Healthy Kids, and
- the National Farm to School Network
For a primer on how Farm to School programs are connected to nutrition and agricultural policy, read this report.
The Georgia Field Hearing is sponsored by the Senate Committee on Ag, Nutrition, and Forestry.
"Benefits of Farm-to-School Projects, Healthy Eating and Physical Activity for School Children. "
Date: Friday, May 15, 2009
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Roybal Campus of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Harkin Global Communication Center, Auditorium A
1600 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Please Note: Bring identification and arrive early to allow plenty of time for parking.
Many thanks to Dan Magee for sending us this post. Please pass this along to all those concerned about school nutrition.