POTSDAM -- GardenShare will host a free “Food Day Youth Summit” Oct. 16 at SUNY Potsdam.
High schools across the North Country may send representatives to the summit, which will include presentations, interactive workshops, discussions, and action planning on important food issues.
Topics will include eating healthy food and creating healthy diets, ending hunger and making food affordable, understanding our food system, and curbing junk-food marketing to kids.
Roger Doiron, a national gardening activist, will give the keynote speech.
Participating schools will send a team of three to seven students, with one to three adults. Teams will devise a food action plan to implement at their school or community.
GardenShare will offer scholarships to assist schools with transportation costs and substitute teachers.
For more information and registration visit GardenShare.org.