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Fruit and Vegetable Programs and Food Service Guidelines Strategy Track: ContinuedTHEME: Gathering Around the Table—Nutrition Strategies for Good Food for All

Tuesday, May 7, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PMFloor 8, Peachtree Ballrooms B and D

Learning Objectives:

During this strategy track, attendees will:

  • Have opportunities to network and engage with other recipients, organizations, and DNPAO Science Partners to support the understanding of Food Service Guidelines (FSG) and Fruit and Vegetable Programs (FVP) strategy implementation.
  • Have opportunities to troubleshoot, share resources, and get energized.
  • Have a greater understanding about recipient and partner roles in implementing and sustaining FSG and FVP activities.
  • Demonstrate and share best practices for starting and sustaining relationships with food supply chains to support FSG and FVP in SPAN, REACH, and HOP programs.
  • Demonstrate and share best practices for implementing and sustaining braiding funding to support Fruit and Vegetable Program for SPAN, REACH, or HOP programs.


9:00 – 9:05AM. Welcome
Speaker: Diane Harris, PhD, MPH, Health Scientist, Obesity Prevention and Control Branch, DNPAO, CDC

9:05 – 10:00AM. Fruit and Vegetable Programs (Produce Prescriptions and Fruit and Vegetable Vouchers): Putting the Ingredients Together for FVP
– FVP Overview
– Panel Discussion on Fruit and Vegetable Voucher Incentive Program Implementation and Q&A Session

  • Karen Shore, MPH, Founder and Principal, Upstream Strategies LLC
  • Dana Hewankorn, Program Manager, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Food Sovereignty Program (MT REACH)
  • Keltra Chandler, MPH, CHES, Extension Associate, Mississippi State University (MS HOP)
  • Makenzie Miller, M.S., Local Food Systems Specialist, LSU AgCenter (LA HOP) 
  • Ruby Castro, MPH, CHES, Nutrition Manager, YMCA of Coastal Georgia (REACH Healthy Savannah)
  • Sarah Blau, MPH, State Nutrition Coordinator, RIDOH (RI SPAN)

10:10 – 10:30AM. Evaluation: Milestones and Measures for FSG and FVP

  • Sharrice White-Cooper, MPH, Health Scientist, Program Development and Evaluation Branch, DNPAO, CDC
  • Isabel Garcia de Quevedo, MSPH, Health Scientist, Program Development and Evaluation Branch, DNPAO, CDC

10:30 – 11:00AM. BREAK

11:00AM – 11:10AM. Communication for FSG and FVP

  • Marie Grucelski, Health Communication Specialist, Office of Policy, Partnerships, and Communication, DNPAO, CDC

11:10AM – 12:00PM. FSG: “Setting” the Roundtable
Roundtable discussions with TA providers
Table Facilitators: TA Providers and CDC staff