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'FoodCorps: Connect Kids to Healthy Food in School. '

Together with communities, FoodCorps serves to connect kids to healthy foods in school. With over 200 AmeriCorps service members, FoodCorps has a presence in eighteen states across the country. In the schools that FoodCorps serves, 75 percent has a measurably healthier school food environment by the end of the year. This workshop will be an introduction to FoodCorps, and will be modeling a hands on lesson anyone can teach. A native Maine FoodCorps service member will be using the subjects of science and nutrition to lead the workshop. It will be focused on grades 3-5 with extensions for grades 6-8.

Workshop Session (all workshops will be 60 minutes)
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Jared Grenier
Email: Jared.grenier@foodcorps.org
Speaker Order: 1
Author Order: 1
Person Type: Primary Presenter
State: Maine
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Main Phone: 2073141373
Biosketch: Jared Grenier is a FoodCorps AmeriCorps service member in Waldoboro Maine. He has a degree in kinesiology and physical education with a focus on health education, and he is empowered to teach how health, PE, agriculture, gardening, and nutrition all go hand in hand. Before serving in FoodCorps, he held several positions for Maine Agriculture in the Classroom, which has provided him with excellent experience of how to successfully implement a food education program. He was raised in Albion, Maine and is excited to be part of growing ag education in this state and around the country. The potent information he will offer has use in any teachers tool belt, and Jared is happy to share at this distinct opportunity.
Organization/Affiliation: FoodCorps
Michelle Erhard
Email: michelle.erhard@foodcorps.org
Speaker Order: 2
Author Order: 1
Person Type: Presenter 2
State: Maine
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Main Phone: (603) 781-8913
Biosketch: Michelle Erhard grew up loving food. She has experienced several landscapes as they relate to the food system, including getting her hands dirty in producing, preparing, distributing, marketing, and educating about food in both rural and urban settings. Michelle is passionate about sharing the value of food and farming with young people and pursues this through her current work with FoodCorps and Maine School Garden Network.
Organization/Affiliation: FoodCorps