The Regional School Food Summit

Presented by Pittsburgh Food Policy Council and Penn State Extension Pittsburgh





Food Service Directors, Farmers/Growers, Educators  

A one-day summit for Food Service Directors, growers, and educators to share and learn from one another about issues in the school food environment. The day will begin with a Grower-Buyer event hosted by Penn State Extension and The Food Trust, which will bring together K-12 Food Service Directors and regional growers to discuss farm-to-school partnerships. After the Grower-Buyer event, workshops featuring topics on nutrition education, garden planning and activities, local purchasing, Farm to School and school meals will be held before and after a networking lunch.

Chatham University, Eden Hall Campus, Gibsonia PA

April 10th 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Working Agenda

  • 8-10:30 Grower/Buyer Networking Event

  • 10:30-11:30 Breakfast & Plenary

  • 11:40-12:55 Breakout session #1

    • Bringing the Farm to School

    • Dollars and Sense: Financing School Food Initiatives

    • Putting the Apple in the Core Curriculum

  • 12:55-1:55 Lunch

  • 2-3:15 Breakout session #2

    • The Dirt on School Gardens

    • Change the Rules: Using Policy to Get Things Done

    • Reimagining the Cafeteria

  • 3:15-4 Networking