Afterschool and summer learning programs play important roles in preventing childhood obesity by encouraging healthy lifestyles for young people. Discover how to leverage partnerships with schools and community organizations to provide students with healthy meals and how to apply for federal funds. The session will highlight examples of successful meal programs, discuss how to incorporate important partners and provide key resources for creating healthy menus.
Speaker: Signe Anderson
Signe joined FRAC in 2010 and is a senior child nutrition policy analyst. She works with local, state and national governments as well as with anti-hunger organizations to expand the use of child nutrition programs. Her focus is to increase participation in afterschool and summer nutrition programs.
Before joining FRAC, Signe was program coordinator at Visions in Action, an international development organization in Washington, DC, which advocates for human rights, education, and HIV/AIDS prevention. Signe earned a Master of Science in food policy and nutrition from Tufts University and a Bachelor of Arts in French and Russian literature from Saint Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.