Child nutrition reauthorization related events are sprouting up around Washington, DC. On Tuesday, May 5th, the Chicago-based Healthy Schools Campaign will hold an event discussing many of the issues facing school nutrition programs. The first part of the program will feature a cooking demonstration with Obama family personal chef Sam Kass and high school culinary students. Guests will be treated to the students’ award-winning Cinco de Mayo-themed menu of carrot quesadillas, stuffed peppers, and refascante salad. Four school nutrition directors will also be there to discuss the state of school nutrition in their cities. The directors are:
SNA President-elect Dora Rivas, RD, SNS will also be on hand. Rivas is in Washington, DC this week to meet with lawmakers on Child Nutrition Reauthorization.
Also this week, the California Endowment will be hosting a briefing on school nutrition policy. The speakers will focus on competitive food standards, using examples from California and Arkansas. Speakers at this May 5th briefing will be:
Keep reading From the Kitchen to the Congress for more updates about Reauthorization 2009 events.
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