Harvest for Healthy Kids Educational Cards
The Department of Health has a limited number of Harvest for Healthy Kids picture card sets in English and Spanish that can be sent to programs to support farm to ECE. Reach out to Chris.Mornick@doh.wa.gov if you are interested in receiving a pack of cards for your program.
Farm to ECE Statewide Coalition
Comprised of eleven organizations, the Washington State farm to ECE coalition brings together a committed group of farm to ECE stakeholders who collaboratively work towards growing equitable, sustainable farm to ECE programs across the state.
- Kendra Vandree, CACFP Specialist, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
- Jill Farrant, Nutrition Education and Emergency Food System Liaison, Washington State University Extension, Snohomish County SNAP-Ed
- Leika Suzumura, Community Health Consultant, Nourishian For Life
- Rachel Myhre, Nutrition Consultant, Child Care Health Outreach Program, Snohomish Health Dist.
- Kendra Dean, Project Manager, Catholic Charities of Eastern Washington Food for All Program
- Emilee Quinn, Research Coordinator, University of Washington Center for Public Health Nutrition
- Steve Crider, Farm to School Lead, Viva Farms
- Brandy MacFarland, Program Manager, Skagit/Island County Head Start and ECEAP, Health Safety and Nutrition
- Bianca Smith, Program Specialist – Nutritionist, Child Nutrition Services, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
- Chris Mornick, Nutrition Coordinator, Healthy Eating and Active Living Program, Washington State Department of Health
- Chris Iberle, Farm to School Lead, Regional Markets Program, Washington State Department of Agriculture
- Victor Colman, Director, Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition
Farm to ECE Implementation Grant (FIG)
The Washington State Department of Health was awarded funding in the Fall of 2020 from the Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN). With this funding, the farm to ECE statewide coalition is implementing eight strategies in an effort to increase awareness, build programmatic capacity, strengthen collaborations, leverage policy, and increase equitable access to farm to ECE. These strategies include:
Farm to ECE community needs assessment tool and resources (COMING SOON)
Farm to ECE sustainability plan (COMING SOON)