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UNI to host Farm to School Conference

April 3, 2012

Andrea Geary, local food program manager, Center for Energy and Environmental Education, 319-273-7883,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE) will host the Farm to School Conference from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, April 20, in the CEEE. Registration for the conference is $20, payable in advance to UNI CEEE.

The event will feature an update on FoodCorps in Iowa, opportunities to learn about exciting farm to school programs and networking time to connect with others doing inspiring farm to schoolwork. Wellness policies in schools can result in healthy lunches, school gardens and practical solutions from other food service directors. The keynote speaker for the conference is Bertrand Weber, director of Nutrition Services at Minneapolis public schools.

For additional information, contact Andrea Geary, local food program manager at the CEEE, at 319-273-7883 or