Workshop Registration

Register HERE for the 2013 School Food Innovations 

Toward Increasing Specialty Crops: A Systems Approach

Event Details:

Date:  Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

When:  8:00am-3:00pm *

Where: Soquel Union Elementary School District, New Brighton' Performing Arts Center

Who:  Food Service directors, staff, and growers/distributors that work with school food districts on their speciality crop sourcing

Cost: Free 

Location Address: 250 Washburn Avenue, Capitola, CA 

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Parking:  free parking is available along Washburn Avenue and in front of the Performing Arts Center at New Brighton. 

Training Agenda- here

 Join us on June 19th from 8am-3pm at New Brighton Middle School's Performing Arts Center and Central Kitchen in Capitola, CA for the concluding statewide training in culmination of the Centerpiece for a Healthy School Environment workshops focusing on strategies and resources toward increasing fresh fruits and vegetables and nourishing the relationships that make it possible. If you're interested in connecting with your school food service peers as well as growers, distributors, and farm to school professionals this workshop is both timely and relevant for YOU!  Space is limited and travel scholarships are available to help your and/or your food service district staff join us for this training.  For travel assistance contact Tim Galarneau at

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables: A Centerpiece for a Healthy School Environment

Free Training Opportunity For School Personnel and Community Partners
This two-day training, provides tools to support an increase of fresh fruits and vegetables on school campuses through fun, interactive, and skill-building activities.

Part II - 2013 Winter & Spring Season--CLOSED
These day-and-a-half trainings take place in the fall and spring. Fall and spring trainings cover similar, but different content. If you have only attended one season you may consider attending the other. Part II is taking place in the winter/spring of 2013 in simliar locations however the Salinas training will no be offered in Sonoma due to interest and demand.

Register by clicking on a location below
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Location Date Location Date
Chico February 25th & 26th  Sonoma March 7th & 8th
San Diego  February 26th & 27th Pomona March 12th & 13th
Modesto March 5th & 6th Thousand Oaks April 11th & 12th

Attend with a co-worker or colleague that you work with to support a healthy school environment and receive a free gift!

Download Training Flier (for Fall Part I)

Download Training Flier (for Winter-Spring Part II)

Spring Workshop Locations:
  • Chico:  Enloe Conference Center, 1528 Esplanade, Chico Ca 95926
  • San Diego:  Energy Innovation Center 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA 92117
  • Modesto:  UC Cooperative Extension Stanislaus County, 3800 Cornucopia, Modesto 95358
  • Sonoma:  Sonoma County Office of Education, 5340 Skylane Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA 95403
  • Pomona: Pomona Unified School District, the Village @ Indian Hill, 1460 East Holt Avenue, Pomona, CA 91767. 
  • Thousand Oaks: Conejo Unified School District, (District Office), 1400 E. Janss Rd. Thousand Oaks, 91362.
Agenda - Winter-Spring Part II 
DAY ONE – 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • National and State Updates 
  • Offering —More, More, More Fruit & Veggies in Schools 
  • Promoting Fruit and Veggies to Kids 
  • Greening School Grounds: Composting and Waste Management 
  • Putting it together with Team-Building
DAY TWO – 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Nutrition in the Garden 
  • Seasonality and Crop Planning
  • Connecting to Academic Subject Areas 
  • From the Garden to the Cafeteria 
  • Tastings and PowerPlay

Please bring your own coffee, tea, drinks and “brown-bag” lunch.
1. This is approved as a Shaping Health as Partners in Education (SHAPE) workshop.

Workshops are funded by the California Department of Food and Agriculture.  They are presented by UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems; Resource Conservation District of Greater San Diego County; and UC Davis Agricultural Sustainability Institute-Children’s Garden Program, in collaboration with the California Department of Education Nutrition Services Division.

For Questions, contact Tim Galarneau at or 831-359-8861

team nutrition,
Aug 27, 2012, 9:02 PM
Timothy Galarneau,
Jan 4, 2013, 1:17 PM