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  1. Winning over school and community partners Ron Adams, SNSDirector of Food ServicesPortland Public Schools, MEMarla Caplon, RD, LDDirector of Food and Nutrition ServicesMontgomery County Public Schools March 2, 2014

  2. Portland Maine Public Schools • Largest district in Maine, 7,000 students, 1,243 staff • 16 school buildings, 2 island schools, 3 contract sites • 2 full service kitchens, 5 satellite kitchens, 1 central kitchen, 9 schools no kitchen at all • Maine’s most diverse population • 51% Free, 2% Reduced meal eligible • $3M Budget: $1.4M Food

  3. Portland High School

  4. East End Community School Satellite Kitchen

  5. WHAT WE DO… • 50 regular staff plus 6 substitutes • 11 school gardens • USDA Farm to School Grant 2012 • Maine Harvest Lunch Week PK-12 • 50,000# produce, 14,000# protein in 2013 • Local Lunch every Thursday for 2014 • Mayor’s Initiative-triple our local spending from 10 to 30% plus dairy for 50% local!

  6. LOCAL LUNCH THURSDAYS

  7. MAKE FRIENDS FAST • School Health Coordinator • Public Health • Health Advocates • SNA network and state SNA • Superintendent and Board of Education • City Hall and Finance Department • Hunger groups, food bank, soup kitchen • Share Our Strength • State and National Legislators

  8. FRIENDS LED TO CDC $$ • Regional public health application to transform the food service program with stimulus funding. • Updated ten satellite kitchens • Passed tough Wellness Policy • Trained staff, boosted local fresh foods • Over $400,000 invested in equipment, staff and training

  9. Equipment $ Training $

  10. MAINE SNA FRIENDS

  11. KNOW YOUR NUMBERS

  12. USE THIS FOR LEVERAGE

  13. FOR A NEW CENTRAL KITCHEN 18,000 SQUARE FEET

  14. AND THIS, AND MORE!

  15. HUNGER ALLIES

  16. Montgomery County Public Schools • 16th Largest School System in the United States • 202 schools • Student Population 151,289 • Official FARMS 34.27%

  17. Programs • Breakfast and Lunch • Universal breakfast in 52 schools • Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program • After school snack program • After school supper program • Summer Food Service Program • Commodity Program • Child and Adult Care Food Program • Catering

  18. Board of Education/Superintendent • Make yourself known!! • Tout your programs!! • Provide a service!!

  19. Principals • Top priority!! • Be a proven resource! • Develop relationships!

  20. School staff • They know it all…. So win them over!

  21. School Meals... Take another look!

  22. School staff, continued Attend staff meetings Bring samples!

  23. Parents • PTA meetings – get on the agenda • Bring samples • Attend back to school night • Be transparent • Listen

  24. Parents and community • Be transparent and honest • Be present • Educate, educate, educate • Listen