Center for Ecoliteracy sponsors event with Community Food Security Coalition

Community Food Security Coalition

Community Food Security Coalition

November 6 2011
Oakland, CA

The Center for Ecoliteracy presents an interactive, hands-on cooking experience and dialogue on strategies for promoting healthy school meals on Sunday, November 6 in Oakland at the annual conference of the Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC).

This year's CFSC conference theme is "Honoring Our Roots, Growing the Movement." With the growth of farm-to-school programs across the country, a theme of the CFSC conference is showing how food service directors can incorporate more farm-fresh produce into menus and make farm-to-school programs more effective.

Award-winning cookbook authors Georgeanne Brennan and Ann M. Evans, Center for Ecoliteracy executive director Zenobia Barlow, and Oakland Unified School District Nutrition Services director Jennifer LeBarre will share innovative strategies based on the Center's new cookbook and  professional development guide Cooking with California Food in K–12 Schools. 

The book's model menu-planning framework for school food services professionals is designed to generate a variety of high-flavor dishes and increase the use of fresh, seasonal ingredients in school meals. The 6-5-4 strategy uses six basic dishes children know and love, five cultural flavor profiles, and the four seasons. The guide also presents a field-tested plan for effective professional development that school food service professionals genuinely enjoy, drawing on their skills and inspiring their creativity.

Participants will receive complimentary copies of Cooking with California Food in K–12 Schools.


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