Monday, March 7, 2011

Chef Tim to present in NYC regarding proposed USDA standards for school meals

On Tuesday March 8th, the Food Systems Network of NYC has invited Chef Tim to present on a panel of Nationally Reknowned School Meal Experts to discuss the proposed USDA standards for school meals that were introduced on January 13th. The seminar will begin with a tour of La Marqueta, the recently renovated market space in East Harlem, which houses the newly opened kitchen incubator run by Hot Bread Kitchen.

The USDA proposal requires school meal standards, which would add more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free and low-fat milk to school meals, and are based on the most recent Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommendations. Schools would also be required to limit the levels of saturated fat, sodium, calories, and trans fats in meals. The panel will discuss the possibilities for improved meal quality for our public school students.

Our speakers will be:

Amie Hamlin, Executive Director, New York City Coalition for Healthy School Food

Laura Stanley, Learning Lab Manager, School Food FOCUS

Timothy Cipriano, Executive Director, Food Services for New Haven Public Schools

Moderated by Jenny Dirksen, Northeast Director, Share our Strength.

Please join us to learn more about the proposed standards and their impact on school meals.
Click here to read the proposed changes.

Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: Meet at La Marqueta

1607 Park Avenue New York, NY 10029

Directions: La Marqueta is located on Park Avenue, directly under the Metro North tracks, between 114th and 115th Streets. The nearest subway stop is the 6 at 116th Street. Exit on Lexington Avenue, walk 1 block west to Park Avenue and turn left. You will see the entrance to the front of La Marqueta on 115th Street—continue 1 block south, past the entrance, to 114th Street. The entrance is in the back of the building in the loading area, please ring bell for entry.

Panel Location: We will walk over to the East Harlem Asthma Center for the panel discussion after the tour.

East Harlem Asthma Center for Excellence (EHACE)

161-169 East 110th Street (between Lexington Ave and Third Ave)

New York, NY 10029


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