Tomorrow 4/27: Webinar on Local Food on College Campuses

Farm to Institution New England (FINE) is hosting a free webinar, “Local Food For Campus Dining: Stats & Stories,” tomorrow, 4/27 from 1:00-2:15 PM. The webinar will highlight findings from the recently-released “Campus Dining 101: A Benchmark Study on Farm to College in New England.” The report gathered data from 105 colleges and universities in New England, which collectively serve over 65 million meals per year.

This webinar is a good way for students to learn more about a very relevant issue, as we have all had the experience of eating on campus. Topics of discussion will include: “the rising demand for local food; definitions of local and tracking methods; the prevalence of price and availability barriers; campus farms and gardens; food education initiatives; and differences between campuses operated by food service management companies and those that are self-operated.” Speakers will include dining operators at Unity College in Maine and Roger Williams University in Rhode Island.

At the end, leaders of the webinar will present ways that everyone can get involved with the Farm & Sea to Campus Network as well as FINE’s new Campus FoodShift Initiative.

Register here. If you are interested in attending the webinar, but cannot make this time, send an email to Kaitlin Haskins: to receive a recording of it.

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