Thursday, July 15, 2010
At the BIG D; School Nutrition Association’s Annual National Conference
The saying is true; everything is bigger in Texas including the Dallas Farmer’s Market! This Market is open every day from 8am-6pm and was LOADED with beautiful Texas fresh fruits and vegetables. The market was a short walk from the convention center and well worth the trip. I sampled super sweet fruits and it was great to see fresh shelled peas and beans for sale. It was also a great opportunity to get some good real food. While the food show at the conference had some fantastic real food offerings a lot of the companies still had VERY processed foods that I was not interested in looking at, never mind sampling…bubble gum flavored apples should say it all!
A few of the companies had items that were especially exciting. Chobani Greek yogurt now makes a kid’s version; Have Your Cake and Eat it Too Bakery makes delicious Spinach Yam Muffins and Squash Muffins, a great way to get vegetables into children’s food; Crunchfuls is a cereal company that manufactures cereals with lentils, beans and peas, Fantastic!
While at ANC I attended many educational sessions which I will share in another BLOG post along with some great news from Capitol Hill about Child Nutrition Re-Authorization.
Posted by Local Food Dude at 3:00 PM
Labels: Chefs Move to Schools, Sam Kass, School Food, summer feeding; NSLP; Let's Move; Healthy School Foods