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Get the Most Out of eXtension Healthy Food Choices in Schools Resources

The Healthy Food Choices in Schools resource area at is a one-stop source for eating behavior insights, interventions and practical steps for food service providers, policy makers, health professionals and parents to promote healthy food choices in school food environments. Resources are free and include articles, webinars, professional development courses, and educational videos developed by experts from across the country. In this webinar Katie Baildon, Communications Coordinator for Healthy Food Choices in Schools, will walk attendees though the available resources and how to locate them. She will also share details about joining the team of experts, also called a Community of Practice, to share your own school meal expertise!

Learning Objectives:

  1. Locate relevant Healthy Food Choices in Schools content including articles, webinars, educational videos and professional development courses.
  2. Why and how to join the Community of Practice as a member.

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The Extension Foundation was formed in 2006 by Extension Directors and Administrators. Today, the Foundation partners with Cooperative Extension through liaison roles and a formal plan of work with the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) to increase system capacity while providing programmatic services, and helping Extension programs scale and investigate new methods and models for implementing programs. The Foundation provides professional development to Cooperative Extension professionals and offers exclusive services to its members. In 2020 and 2021, the Extension Foundation has awarded 85% of its direct funding back to the Cooperative Extension System, 100% of funds are used to support Cooperative Extension initiatives. 

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