The IFPA Foodservice Conference in Monterey, California in July 2023 hosted a school nutrition track for school nutrition professionals from across the country to engage with produce growers, distributors, allied businesses, USDA, ICN, state agency staff, and other segments of the industry. The education sessions, farm visits, cooking demos, meals, and networking events all focused on skill and capacity building, developing communication and partnership strategies, and strengthening access.
This is the second year that IFPA has hosted a cadre and tract for school nutrition professionals and are looking forward to working with the School Nutrition Services, Dietetic Practice Group (SNS-DPG). IFPA will have a booth at FNCE and has graciously agreed to sponsor our SNS-DPG networking event at FNCE. IFPA has also been actively advocating for additional FFVP funding!