Monday, May 17, 2010

Three Bits of Food News

New White House Initiative to End Childhood Obesity:


Chefs Move to Schools is a new initiative of Michelle Obama, White House Chef Sam Kass, and the US Department of Agriculture, to connect Chefs with schools in am attempt to end childhood obesity by introducing kids to the importance and deliciousness of fresh healthy foods. 

For more info, check out this post on the White House Blog about the new program or on the New Haven School Food Blog run by Tim Cipriano, the Executive Director of New Haven Public Schools food service program.
Check out Tim Cipriano, White House Chef Sam Kass, John Turenne of Sustainable Food Systems meeting in D.C.  Notice the cookbook in Sam's hands, New Haven Cooks!
We've been working on promoting healthy delicious fresh foods to our community and schools, it's great that the whole nation is getting mobilized too!

Cooking demo from New Haven Cooks cookbook
Wednesday May 19th @ 6pm - Mitchell Library, New Haven 
Seven Pepper Collard Greens and other Sneaky Greens recipes 
with Chef Tagan Engel and guest Tabitha Carter
The last of 3 cooking demos at the Mitchell Library in New Haven. Join us to learn about delicious easy recipes using greens such as collards, dinosaur kale and spinach. If you are in New Haven and aren't going to the Taste of the Nation event, (see below) or don't mind showing up a little late, stop by and see what's cooking. New Haven Cooks will be available to purchase at this event, it is also available online, all proceeds go to support CitySeed.

Taste of the Nation - Delicious Fundraiser to End Childhood Hunger in the USA
Join Us For Taste of the Nation and help end childhood hunger
"Savor the finest food, spirits and wine from the nation's hottest chefs and mixologists. 
100% of ticket sales supports Share Our Strength's efforts to end childhood hunger." 
If you are in New Haven:
The Taste of the Nation event is this Wednesday May 19th from 6-9pm at the Yale Commons on the corner of Grove and College streets. Tickets are available for this fun and important event. 

If you are elsewhere in the country: 
Check the Share Our Strength Website for dates and locations in your area.

Taste of the Nation is a nationwide event run by Share Our Strength to raise funds to fight childhood hunger. Chefs and restaurants donate food for a fun evening of tastings and socializing. Participants purchase tickets for the event and profits are distributed among local organizations who work to combat childhood hunger. Many of these events around the country are happening this spring and summer. Check the website for dates in your area.


  1. Chefs Move to Schools is a great initiative! Kudos to all chefs involved in donating their time and talent.

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