Before the age of 25, Andrea founded the D.C. Farm to School Network, an organization behind the movement for healthier school food in about 200 public and charter schools throughout Washington, DC. Andrea is not only transforming school lunch menus by charting alliances between D.C. schools and local food producers, but she is also influencing policy in the nation’s capital. In 2010, Andrea was the principal architect of the farm to school provisions in the landmark “Healthy Schools Act”, legislation that makes D.C. one of the first jurisdictions in the country to provide financial incentives to schools that serve fresh, locally grown products and infuse food and nutrition education into classrooms. Andrea is NRDC’s 2012 Growing Green Award winner in the Young Food Leader category.
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