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Farm to School Coordinator (White River Junction, VT)

The Farm to School Coordinator is a new position at Vital Communities. The Upper Valley Farm to School Network has merged into our Valley Food & Farm program, and this position will be responsible for coordinating farm to school activities, with support and collaboration from fellow staff. The position will work toward these long-term goals: Students enjoy and understand their connection to local food and farms, and make healthy choices based on that connection; Communities actively support their local FTS program; FTS leaders are growing in number and connectedness; FTS programs are growing in number and effectiveness; Farmers benefit from a greater connection to schools in their community
Read the full job description here.

Are you interested in working with the Environmental Studies Program on a Nutrition Project in a local public school?

Ann Greaney-Williams, the Program Coordinator for ENVS and co-chair of the Curley K-8 Health and Wellness Committee will be conducting a Nutritional Walk Through to evaluate the current nutritional environment at this bustling elementary/middle school in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. The Health and Wellness Committee at the school will privide a survey to each participant. We are looking for environmental health-focused students interested in collecting information in the walk through. Students will be joined in this task by teachers, parents, and school administrators. There will be two time slots, which are listed in this doodle poll. Please sign up for one or both, as you are able. Additional information on the location for the meet-up will be provided to participants before November 15th. 

Research Assistant, “Smart Lunchrooms” study (Chelsea and Lawrence, MA)

Harvard School of Public Health is recruiting research assistants to help with a plate waste study in Chelsea and Lawrence Public Schools during the school lunch periods. This is a study to examine the impact of “Smart Lunchrooms,” which use behavioral psychology to encourage students to select healthier foods.

Responsibilities of the research assistants will include recording the foods selected and consumed by students.  Data collection will begin in a few weeks and last 3-4 weeks in each school district. If interested, please contact Juliana Cohen JCohen@hsph.harvard.edu and include your availability (during the hours of 9am-3:30pm, M-F), and if you are interested in working in Lawrence Public Schools (must have access to a car) and/or Chelsea public schools (accessible by public transportation). This is a paid position.

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