Giving Second Chance Breakfast a First Chance
Maggie Kennedy, Spring Branch ISD
An experienced Child Nutrition Director who has had success implementing multiple Alternative Service Models for breakfast will share data, best practices, and methods for overcoming objections when shifting to a Second Chance Breakfast opportunity.
Waivers Work! Increasing Access to School Meals During the Covid Pandemic
Darin Crawford, Cypress Fairbanks ISD
Suzy Hunter, Cypress Fairbanks ISD
This session will focus on how one school district effectively utilized COVID waivers to increase meal participation and support their children and communities. A comparison of student performance before and after the waivers were implemented will also be discussed.
Identifying, Ranking and Prioritizing Strategies for Strengthening Food System Resilience
Dr. Benjamin Ryan, Baylor University
This session will explore the food system resilience scorecard developed by Baylor University, which has been endorsed and reviewed by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN. It was developed and funded by the United States Department of Agriculture as part of the Meals-to-You summer rural meal delivery project managed by the Baylor Collaborative, and was complemented by an international peer-review process. This method is aligned with the UN Making Cities Resilient 2030 campaign and provides an opportunity to explore issues more deeply while developing scalable strategies reflecting community needs for strengthening food systems.
Collateral Consequences of Incarceration
Dr. Sara Dye, Baylor University
Hear from Dr. Sara Dye as she provides local and national insight on the status of incarceration, with specific regard to food insecurity, social and other health outcomes faced by formerly incarcerated individuals.
Food Insecurity and Migration in Central America
Dr. Victor Hinojosa, Baylor University
Dr. Matthew Whelan, Baylor University
This session explores the links between food insecurity and migration from Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras to the United States. Grounded in their research, Drs. Hinojosa and Whelan call for scalable, localized programs to create conditions where people can live in safety and dignity in their communities, and for multilateral approaches to manage migration when those conditions are not met.