AAFCS 108th Annual Conference & Expo

June 25th, 2017 – June 28th, 2017
Hyatt Regency, Dallas

Session Info

“Brighter Bites: Increasing Access to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables and Nutrition Education for Low-Income Children and Families”

Monday, June 26th • 2:45pm-3:45pm
Speakers: Emily Kelley (Brighter Bites) and Joey Walker (CATCH Global Foundation)

Most U.S. children do not eat the recommended daily servings of fruits  and  vegetables (F&V), placing them at risk for obesity and chronic diseases later in life. Brighter Bites is a school-based food co-op program designed to increase access to fresh F&V and nutrition education for low-income children and their families. Learn how this comprehensive approach is moving the needle on healthy eating while also yielding financial benefits related to decreased food costs and improved long-term health.

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