School Food: Procurement, Labor, and Education

School Food: Procurement, Labor, and Education

Time: Friday, 2:10 PM to 3:55 PM


Moderator: Ad Walker, Master of Environmental Management ’18, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies


Amy Rosenthal, Rutgers University, Research Specialist, School Food Focus and Doctoral Student

Ellen Yee, Drake University Law School, Professor of Law; Faculty Advisor of Next Course Food Recovery at Drake

Vernette Doty, University of California, Merced, Associate Director of Student Life

Nick Papadopoulos, CEO and Co-Founder of CropMobster


Key Words: Schools, institutional food procurement, education

In this panel, Ad Walker will guide discussion about the intersection of food and education. Amy Rosenthal and Christine Caruso will speak on the impact of changing food procurement practices on institutional food workers. Ellen Yee will speak about Drake University’s novel approach to food education at the university level. And Vernette Doty and Nick Papadopoulos will speak about how the partnership between the University of California, Merced and CropMobster empowers student leaders to facilitate food system exchanges online while leading community outreach and stakeholder alignment efforts.