The statistics about the health of our children are striking. 1 in 3 children is on track to develop type 2 diabetes. Researchers estimate for the 1st time in American history children will live shorter lives than their parents. Unless we do something to put this runaway food system back on track, we’re headed for the biggest and most expensive health care crisis we can imagine. 60,000 children in Vermont eat school food 5 days a week, getting more than half their calories from school lunch, school breakfast, and school snack. What we feed our kids in schools and what we teach them about food there affects how they grow, how they learn, what they will feed their own families, and how long they will live. School is where it all begins.
Geoffrey Bok, Craftsbury, VT
John Castle, Acting Board Chair, Holland, VT
Dr. Kristy Ellis, Secretary, Jay, VT
Steve Wright, Newport, VT
Dr. Thomas Moseley, Newport, VT
Dr. Katherine Sims, Newport, VT
Catherine Cusack, Executive Director
Laura Carpenter, Development and Communications Manager
Cheryl Galipeau, Food Hub Logistics Manager
Becca Perrin, Food Hub Account Manager
Elyse Perambo, Farm to School Program Director
Erin Katz, AmeriCorps Farm to School Coordinator
Emma Trainor, AmeriCorps Farm to School Coordinator
Addie Irvin, AmeriCorps Farm to School Coordinator
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