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Food service professionals convene to change how school food is sourced

More than 100 school food service directors, community activists and government agency partners convened at the second annual meeting of School Food FOCUS (transforming Food Options for Children in Urban Schools), March 25-27, 2010, at the University of Chicago’s Gleacher Center to develop healthier meal options for school children.

Rising rates of obesity and Type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents has caused widespread concern. School Food FOCUS supports the nation’s largest school districts in their efforts to procure more healthful food, more sustainable produced and regionally produced food.

Gail C. Christopher, vice president for programs at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, gave the welcoming remarks at the meeting.

School Food FOCUS is a national initiative and supported by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

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