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Rosemary and others:
We would definitely like to hear about the information you and others
share at Farmer's Markets and to help educate the people selling
products. We'd also like to see handouts or references that could be
used in this setting.
After a few shopping trips and my nosey listening to the array of
consumers' questions posed to farmers, I can see a huge need for
education! Not only do consumers act as they are asking questions of
people who have a comprehensive nutrition background but the farmers
answer as if they do as well. It is a very interesting situation, and
one that definitely is a "teachable moment"- so hopefully the
information shared can be accurate!
Questions I heard answered incorrectly were in regards to hormones, what
organic means, and whose product is "better". You know the rest!
Penny B. Price, MS
Nutrition Education Services/
Oregon Dairy Council
10505 SW Barbur Blvd.
Portland, OR 97219
Encouraging Healthy Eating
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Rosemary
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2007 4:51 PM
To: SNEEZE_L(a)EMAIL.RUTGERS.EDU; fnspec(a)purdue.edu
Subject: [Sneeze_l] Nutrition education at farmers' markets
If you conduct nutrition education at farmers' markets, I would love to
know what you are doing. I will soon be doing a presentation on this at
a Farmers' Market conference, and while I can talk about what we do in
Arkansas, I would love to know what you are doing in other states.
Thanks in advance.
Rosemary Rodibaugh, PhD, RD, LD
Professor - Nutrition
University of AR Division of Agriculture
2301 S. University Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72204
FYI regarding funds available for farmer's market promotion
Susan L Roberts, JD, MS, RD
Director, Food & Society Policy Fellows Program
Thomas Jefferson Agricultural Institute
8830 NW 35th Street
Ankeny, Iowa 50023
From: Tom Joseph [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2007 9:37 AM
To: Tom Joseph; beth_hartell(a)campbellsoup.com; jlw15(a)cornell.edu;
Marisa.Cheung(a)fns.usda.gov; Ann Macpherson; marisa_cheung(a)hotmail.com;
beverlymccabe(a)sbcglobal.net; mmmbriggs(a)sbcglobal.net; map(a)sne.org;
susan(a)susan-roberts.net; linda.drake(a)uconn.edu; mscheideman(a)wheatfoods.org;
Cc: Noukla Ngamsanith; Diana Waterman
Subject: Farmers Market Promotion
My final one of the morning. (The feds were busy yesterday!) Attached is
the notice of funds availability for competitive grants for the Farmers
Market Promotion Program. Applications are due April 13, 2007. Perhaps also
post to SNEEZE?
Waterman & Associates
900 Second Street NE, Suite 109
Washington, DC 20002
From: Margo Wootan [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2007 11:43 PM
Subject: school foods hearing on Tuesday
FYI -- On Tuesday, March 6, 2007, at 9:30 AM in SH-216, Hart Senate Office
Building, the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and
Forestry will conduct a hearing entitled, "Child Nutrition and the School
Setting." The hearing will focus on Senator Harkin's Child Nutrition
Promotion and School Lunch Protection Act and the USDA fruit and vegetable
snack program, which NANA strongly supports.
Margo G. Wootan, D.Sc.
Director, Nutrition Policy
Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)
1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20009
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