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Food Network's School Lunch Chopped Champion Chef Cheryl Barbara & Chopped Judge Chef Marc Murphy to speak at Connecticut Breakfast Summit
Governor Dannel Malloy to give Keynote Address
EAST HARTFORD, CT – Food Network's School Lunch Chopped Champion Chef Cheryl Barbara of New Haven School Food & Chopped Judge Chef Marc Murphy to speak at Connecticut Breakfast Summit tomorrow in East Hartford.
Did you know that Connecticut is the
LAST IN THE NATION
for the number of schools
offering the School Breakfast Program?
The first ever Connecticut School Breakfast Summit will be held on Friday, May 4, 2012, at Rentschler Field, East Hartford. Don’t miss a day of learning about how the USDA-funded School Breakfast Program can foster continued excellence and academic achievement in Connecticut schools.
Chef Cheryl will speak about her positive experience from winning Food Network’s Chopped and speak to the crowd about her passion feeding school children every day. Cheryl is an active advocate with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry program and is excited to engage the room with her passion.
“I feed hungry kids every day; my goal is to ensure that no kid goes hungry. Winning Chopped was an unbelievable and humbling experience. The kids are the real champions’ here.” says Chef Cheryl. “Thanks to the commitment from my fellow Local 217 workers and from New Haven Public Schools I am able to feed these kids the nutrition that they need. The most important meal of the day for them is a good, hearty breakfast.”
Chef Marc Murphy will speak about the positive attention that this episode of Chopped brought to feeding school children and about his own passion working with Share Our Strength.
Committed to improving our public education system, Governor Dannel P. Malloy will be the keynote speaker on the critical role that schools play in connecting students to healthy meals, and the importance of ensuring every child starts the day with a nutritious breakfast.
Other speakers include: James Arena-DeRosa, Northeast Regional Administrator USDA Food and Nutrition Service; Dayle Hayes, Award-winning author, educator and nutrition coach, Madeleine Levin Senior Policy Analyst Food Research Action Center and Renee DiNino, Clear Channel Radio, Connecticut Director of Community Affairs & Programming.
WHEN: Friday May 4, 2012, 8:30am
WHERE: Rentschler Field, Main Hall, East Hartford, CT
Photo Opportunities available.
New Haven School Food, Where Hungry Kids & Healthy Food Meet
The Mission of the Food Service Department is to ensure that delicious, healthy meals are available to all New Haven students. We strive to serve good quality meals utilizing ingredients from many local producers that promote the health and wellness of students so they can be more productive in the classroom. We are an active participant in the Connecticut Farm to School & Farm to Chef Programs. www.nhps.net/NHSchoolFood
Connecticut Breakfast Summit is collaboration between these fantastic partner organizations:
Connecticut School Breakfast Expansion Team
School Nutrition Association of Connecticut
End Hunger Connecticut!
Connecticut No Kid Hungry Campaign
New England Dairy & Food Council
Food Research and Action Center
Connecticut State Department of Education
Connecticut Department of Administrative Services