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Panel on School Food Challenges Us to Do More for Our Kids

Last week's Just Food Conference left us inspired, enlightened and empowered. With over 40 workshops on food policy, food access and sustainable agriculture, we felt truly honored to be featured among such influential leaders.

Moderator Anna Hammond FROM LEFT: MODERATOR ANNA HAMMOND FROM THE SYLVIA CENTER, NANCY EASTON, CO-FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, WELLNESS IN THE SCHOOLS, RED RABBIT FOUNDER RHYS POWELL, BELINDA DIGIAMBATTISTA, PRESIDENT & CEO OF BUTTER BEANS, BARBARA TURK, THE MAYOR'S DIRECTOR OF FOOD POLICY

Red Rabbit Founder Rhys Powell took part in a riveting panel on school food moderated by the Executive Director of The Sylvia Center, Anna Hammond. The panelists, all working within the school food space, discussed the challenges, successes and future goals of getting better food into our schools.

The speakers challenged the audience and each other to take action to overturn current food policy laws and work together to be part of the solution to feed our children healthy food. Sharing their experiences of navigating the current food regulations, the panelists discussed food waste and "picky" eaters and challenged the many stakeholders responsible for funding and delivering healthier meal programs to our schools to do better.

From the Twitter-sphere

We've highlighted some of the most re-tweeted comments from the conference below. Join the conversation on twitter: #justfoodconference @myredrabbit.


"This next generation knows they should be eating healthier, it's up to adults to create the infrastructure," Rhys Powell on tasking adults to take on the challenge of helping our children eat healthy.

"We're a lifetime program, not a lunch time program," Nancy Easton on the impact that Wellness in the Schools educational programming has on its students.

"We are building a private sector solution to the challenge of getting healthy meals to kids in school." Rhys Powell on the importance of Red Rabbit's work in the community.

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