New England Dairy & Food Council(NEDFC)
Is a non-profit nutrition education organization supported by the dairy farmers of New England and Eastern New York. Staffed by registered dietitians, we work in five New England states to ensure that health professionals, scientists, media, child nutrition professionals and educators have a credible body of nutrition knowledge upon which to educate or base health recommendations and school programs.
The Child Nutrition Programs
administered by the Office of Nutrition, Health and Safety of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education play a critical role in ensuring that all children are ready to learn by supporting nutritious meal service in school breakfast and lunch, after-school snack and summer feeding programs as well as food programs for children, family and adult care facilities.
School Nutrition Association of Massachusetts
is a state affiliate of the School Nutrition Association. We bring information, services and continuing education to school food service professionals in Massachusetts. We sponsor at least two conferences annually in which attendees are exposed to speakers, workshops and exhibits that showcase the latest ideas and address the most current issues in school food service.
The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources’
(MDAR) mission is to ensure the long-term viability of agriculture in Massachusetts. Through its four divisions – Agricultural Conservation & Technical Assistance, Agricultural Markets, Animal Health, and Crop and Pest Services – MDAR strives to support, regulate and enhance the rich diversity of the Commonwealth’s agricultural community to promote economically and environmentally sound food safety and animal health measures, and fulfill agriculture’s role in energy conservation and production.
The Child Nutrition Outreach Program
(CNOP) works to increase participation in two underutilized federal child nutrition programs, the National School Breakfast Program and the Summer Food Service Program. Funded by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) and administered by Project Bread, CNOP has been supporting school nutrition directors, superintendents, principals, and other school personnel since 1994. CNOP offers a wide variety of free resources to ensure that all children in MA have access to and utilize these important programs.
The Eos Foundation
Is a private philanthropic foundation committed to breaking the cycle of poverty by investing in children's futures. Through grants and technical assistance, we partner with school communities across the Commonwealth to combat childhood hunger and support academic achievement by increasing school breakfast participation via Breakfast in the Classroom programming, ensuring that all students start their day ready to learn.
Action for Healthy Kids
Is dedicated to the goal of ensuring every kid is healthy, active and ready to learn. By mobilizing school professionals, parents, and communities in a nationwide grassroots network, we support schools in their efforts to provide nutritious food, nutrition education and comprehensive physical activity and physical education for all children. Together, we create healthy school environments where students learn lifelong healthy habits and are better prepared to learn. Through training, funding, school health programs and a shared determination to see all children become healthy, successful adults, Action for Healthy Kids provides the comprehensive support and resources needed to build healthy schools in every community.