Toni founded Liquori & Associates NO LLC in 2006 in order to broaden the scope of her work to include schools and institutions across the country. Her experience in transforming children's food options in the nation's largest school system (New York City) now inform her goals and strategies for schools across the country. Toni's two areas of expertise are complementary: she is both a public health nutrition scholar and a skilled, experienced facilitator of large-scale institutional change.

More than a decade ago, Toni developed the CookShop™ Program, a now-beloved food and nutrition education program in NYC schools that connects classroom education and school meals with regional farms.

A longtime faculty member of Teachers College at Columbia University, Toni continues to work with graduate students to deepen their understanding and engagement with nutrition reform. Working with the Sustainable Food Lab, she has also "translated" some of the most exciting institutional food procurement change models in Europe to practitioners in the United States. Toni serves on the Advisory Board of the NYC Wholesale Farmers Market, the Advisory Committee for the National Farm-To-School Network and is also the founder of the NYC Nutrition Education Network and remains on its leadership team.

 

 

 

Kathy has worked for nearly twenty years in sustainable agriculture, local food systems development, and non-profit management. Before serving as Executive Director of the National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture, Kathy directed Just Food, the New York City-based non-profit organization she founded in 1995, which fosters new marketing and food-growing opportunities that address the needs of regional, rural family farms, NYC community gardeners, and NYC communities. Her achievements at Just Food include initiating the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in NYC program and The City Farms, an urban agriculture and food access program. While developing the foundation for Just Food, Kathy coordinated public information, outreach and education for both the New York and Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Groups (SAWGs) and gathered considerable experience in citizen advocacy at the United Nations on sustainable agriculture and food security issues.