School Food Focus 2016 National Gathering
December 6-8, 2016

School Food Focus is the national collaborative that ignites change in our food system by working on both the demand and supply sides of school food. Together, we're changing the way school food is produced and purchased so that every child in the U.S. - regardless of income or race - has access to delicious, nutritious school meals.

Change Beyond the Plate convenes over 250 school food leaders, institutional purchasers, government allies, industry changemakers and food system thought leaders.

Now in its 6th year, our National Gathering is a unique space for attendees to share innovative procurement strategies, connect with supply chain leaders and strengthen the school food movement. Join us!

Get Involved!


The Showcase is the premiere space for school food procurement decision makers to engage directly with vendors. Past exhibitors have praised the event for attracting new customers, generating new business, and developing lasting relationships. Apply here.

Become a Sponsor or Exhibitor

Interested in reaching a targeted audience of school food procurement decision-makers? View our Sponsorship Opportunities to learn more. Email hannah(at) or call (855) 740-8417 for additional information or to confirm your spot.

Stage Sponsor

  • Los Cabos

Lounge Sponsor

  • LifeTime Foundation

Lunch Sponsor

  • Tasty Brands
  • Perdue

Plenary Session Sponsor

  • Saint Lukes

Break Sponsor

  • Red Gold Tomatoes

Event Sponsor

  • Gold Star Foods


  • National Dairy Council

School Food Focus is a project of Tides Center, a nonprofit public charity.