DVCSNE Grant Winner 2016-2017
Congratulations to Heidi Gorniok, Associate Director of Nutrition Programming for the The Food Trust, for receiving the DVCSNE $500 Grant!!
In an effort to partner with teachers and provide them with the resources they need to feel prepared and confident to teach their students about nutrition and physical activity, The Food Trust wrote and piloted a monthly professional development series at H.B. Wilson Elementary School in Camden, NJ. The series consisted of 8 sessions designed to increase teacher knowledge on a variety of topics, with the goal of increasing self-efficacy and motivation to teach their students about nutrition. Teachers were also given the opportunity to prepare and taste a healthy recipe during each session. Over 30 teachers participated in the series and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. Evaluation results are currently being compiled. Plans are underway to expand this teacher training pilot into 10 schools during the 2017-2018 school year.