Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Chefs Move to Schools takes New Haven Schools by storm!

District Launches Two Health Initiatives to Improve Health
and Target Childhood Obesity

What: ​New Haven Public Schools will launch two health initiatives today, Health Heroes and Chefs Move to School, in their ongoing effort to address health issues, particularly childhood obesity.  Health Heroes is a social marketing campaign intended to inspire students and their families to adopt lifelong healthy behaviors.  The District is partnering with Yale School of Public Health’s CARE program to implement the campaign.  Chefs Move to Schools is an outcropping of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign to fight childhood obesity.  The program is run through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and will help chefs around the country partner with schools in their community to create healthy meals and teach children about good food choices.  Local chefs will be on hand doing food demonstrations for the students using fresh fruits and vegetables.
Who: ​Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, US House of Representatives
Dr. Reginald Mayo, Superintendent of NHPS
William Clark, COO, NHPS
Sue Peters, CARE Director
Tim Cipriano, Executive Director, Food Services for NHPS
John Magnarelli, USDA

When:  TODAY, October 20, 2010
​10:00 – press event
​10:30 – cooking demonstrations with chefs and students​
Where:  Barnard Magnet School
​170 Derby Ave., New Haven

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