Farm to Early Child Care Mini Webinar Series

Date: November 28, 2016 — June 14, 2017 — 1:00 pm

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Farm to Early Child Care Mini Webinar Series

The 2016-2017 Farm to ECE Mini-Webinar Series is a series of 12 webinars that will cover various topics in Farm to ECE. Webinars will be 15 minutes of presented material with time for questions and answers following.

This series is designed for early childhood program staff including food service directors, cook staff, administration, teachers, and family day care home providers, and can also be beneficial for those seeking to support farm to ECE efforts. 

Schedule includes webinar descriptions and links to register for each webinar: Farm to ECE Mini-Webinar Series


November 28, 2016 - Introduction to Farm to ECE
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November 30, 2016 - Strategies for Introducing New Foods
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December 14, 2016 - Introduction to Local Procurement
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January 11, 2017 - Local Food Purchasing pt 1: Purchasing from Farmers
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February 1, 2017 - Local Food Purchasing pt 2: Purchasing from Food Hub
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February 23, 2017 - Local Purchasing part 3: Purchasing from a Broadline Distributor
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March 9, 2017 -  Early Childhood Gardens for Experiential Learning
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March 29, 2017 1:00 pm -  Seasonal Menu Planning
Adapting menus to locally available products is an important part of farm to ECE. In this webinar, Becky Kwasteniet, chef at Baxter Children's Center, will share their approaches to developing menus seasonally according to Michigan production. This is the eight webinar in the Farm to ECE webinar series.

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April 19, 2017 1:00 pm -  Taste Tests with Local Foods
Purchasing more local foods can often bring in foods that are new or unusual to children in early childhood programs. This webinar will highlight an approach to taste tests that has helped increase children's willingness to try new foods in one program. This is the ninth segment in the Farm to ECE Webinar Series.

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May 10, 2017 1:00 pm -  Creating Culturally Relevant Farm to ECE Programs
Food and culture are linked, and farm to ECE programs can be tools in celebrating cultural diversity. Learn about how Farm to ECE efforts support culturally relevant programs. This is the tenth segment in the Farm to ECE Webinar Series.

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May 31, 2017 1:00 pm -  Farm to ECE Lesson Plans
Early childhood provides a natural platform to integrate local food purchasing and classroom education. This webinar will cover opportunities to bring local food into early childhood education. This is the eleventh segment in the Farm to ECE Webinar Series.

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June 7, 2017 1:00 pm -  Engaging Parents in Farm to ECE programs
Engaging parents in early childhood learning can be an important component of programming. Farm to ECE can provide opportunities for deep engagement that supports children and families. This is the twelfth and final segment in the Farm to ECE Webinar Series.

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