Healthful. Regional. Sustainable.

School Food FOCUS is a national collaborative that leverages the knowledge and procurement power of large school districts to make school meals nationwide more healthful, regionally sourced, and sustainably produced.

Funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and a growing number of sponsors, individuals, and private funders, FOCUS aims to transform food systems to support students’ academic achievement and lifelong health, while directly benefiting farmers, regional economies, and the environment.


Save the Date: December 6-8 at Chateau Elan Winery & Resort in Braselton, GA

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The Raw Deal: Strategies for Handling Fresh Poultry in Schools

Interested in procuring fresh poultry for your PK-12 school district but not quite sure how to get started? Don’t be held back from integrating fresh poultry into your menus. Learn how to create a culture of food safety, from training staff to preparing your kitchen. Hear directly from the experts as they share tips and resources for success. Speakers include: Marilyn Moody, Institute of Child Nutrition and Retired Child Nutrition Director for Wake County Public Schools, Kevin R. Roberts, The Center of Excellence for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs, Kansas State University, and Alexandra Emmott, Oakland Unified School District



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School Food FOCUS is a project of Tides Center, a nonprofit public charity.