“Those schools that were making incremental changes over the last couple of years are in good shape and the transition to healthier school meals has gone really smoothly,” she said. For those schools, the new nutrition regulations are working wonderfully, DiSogra said.
Speaking to the issue, an Oct. 1 workshop at the United Fresh Produce Association’s Washington Public Policy Conference in Washington, D.C, will focus on schools and their produce suppliers that have been successful in incorporating more fruits and vegetables in the school environment, DiSogra said.
Confirmed speakers at the session include: Marla Caplon, director of child nutrition, Montgomery County School District, Rockville, Md.; Jessica Shelly, food services director, Cincinnati Public Schools, Cincinnati, Ohio; Sean Leer, vice president of sales for Gold Star Foods, Ontario, Calif.; Phil Muir, president and chief executive officer, Copper Canyon Farms, Salt Lake City, Utah; Dennis Christou, vice president of marketing, Del Monte Fresh Produce, Coral Gables, Fla.