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Fwd: Forum on Schools and Food April 1 Pleasedistribute to your network!

  • Subject: [cg] Fwd: Forum on Schools and Food April 1 Pleasedistribute to your network!
  • From: plantlot@aol.com
  • Date: Mon, 06 Mar 2006 11:27:45 -0500

Gerard Lordahl, Director
Open Space Greening Program
Council on The Environment of New York City
51 Chambers Street, Room 228
New York, New York 10007
(212) 788-7928
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From: Baumforum
Sent: Sat, 18 Feb 2006 10:38:18 AM Eastern Standard Time
Subject: Forum on Schools and Food April 1 Please distribute to your network!

SCHOOLS and FOOD: Innovation, Opportunity and Wellness
Panels, workshops, resource fair
Saturday, April 1           9:30 am - 6 pm
The Graduate Center, CUNY   365 Fifth Ave (34th St)

A movement to improve food in schools is accelerating across the country.  Fueled by concerns about the nutritional health of children, childhood obesity, and the intrusion of commercially branded foods and beverages into the school environment, the movement is attracting advocates from the realms of foodservice, education, public health, agriculture, and an increasingly vocal community of parents. 

Join us for stories about the challenges, successes and proven strategies for implementing change in the school food environment from pre-k through college, from experts, practitioners and activists. Presentations will include: the latest research, the most current legislation, inspiring local and state policies, new menu items from New York City SchoolFood, effective food, nutrition and gardening-based curricula, tool kits for advocacy, farm to school and college programs, and how to build coalitions for change.

Cosponsored by the Baum Forum, a program of conferences and seminars held periodically to focus public and restaurant industry attention on food and farming issues and the Department of Continuing Education and Public Programs at The Graduate Center (CUNY).

REGISTRATION:     Call 212 817 8215, visit  www.baumforum.org  or
Conference (includes lunch)   $ 35;  Student rate $ 20;  Group discounts available;   Free to youth under 18
Benefactor $ 75  Your generous contributions enable us to make this event free to youth

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