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Childhood obesity workshop scheduled

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HOPE – The Childhood Obesity Prevention Research Program at Arkansas Children’s Hospital Research Institute will host a USDA Regional Farm-to-School Workshop in October to educate school personnel, farmers and community partners of the advantages of participating in a Farm-to-School program.
The workshop will take place Oct. 15 at the Southwest Research and Extension facility in Hope. It will host up to 50 participants, and 10 travel scholarships are available to support participant attendance.
Workshop participants will learn: How to menu, procure, market and prepare local foods in schools; hands-on culinary skills training for school cafeteria staff; business and production planning for farmers; food safety for farmers and schools.
Registration can be found by visiting archildrens.org/FarmToSchool. For questions, please contact Jenna Rhodes at 501-364-3360.