Rebecca Mitchell works as Child Nutrition Initiatives Specialist at Hunger Free Vermont. In this role, she provides training and individualized support to schools and communities to strengthen their use of federal child nutrition programs, including leading organizational efforts to grow summer food service programs across the state. She also represents Hunger Free Vermont in the Vermont Farm to School Network, where she collaborates with a number of partners to expand the impact of farm to school programming and child nutrition initiatives.
Prior to joining the staff at Hunger Free Vermont, Rebecca worked with Green Mountain Farm-to-School, first as a Farm to School Coordinator and then as Consumer Education Coordinator. In these roles, she coordinated a mobile summer meals program, piloted a nutrition incentive program to increase food security and local purchasing in two counties, and planted numerous school gardens. She has also spent time as a farm-based educator on Martha’s Vineyard and conducted research on stream ecology in eastern Pennsylvania.
Rebecca graduated magna cum laude from Moravian College with a B.S. in Environmental Science. She believes in the power of food access to build strong, vibrant communities, and is proud to be part of the dedicated team at Hunger Free Vermont. She lives in Burlington with her rescue dog.