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Event: March 27 Food for Thought Expo
Food for Thought Expo

A celebration of local farms, stores, restaurants, advocates, businesses and educators for National Nutrition Month

Type:     Education - Workshop
Date:     Saturday, March 27, 2010
Time:     10:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Fairfield Warde High School

Don't miss this amazing, free event sponsored by Fairfield PTA Council's Fuel for Learning Partnership Committee. Come with your family and enjoy the cooking demos, panel discussions, guest speakers, exhibitors and free tastings of fresh, local food. Lunch may be purchased from the portable, wood-fired brick oven caterer featuring locally grown foods.

Participants include:
Samantha Heller, MS, RD, CDN author of Get Smart: Samantha Heller’s Nutrition Prescription for Boosting Brain Power and Optimizing Total Body Health

Amie Hall, CHHC, AADP, From Your Inside Out

Health in a Hurry

Catch a Healthy Habit

Fairfield Green Food Guide

Robeks Juice

Mrs. Green’s

Wave Hill Breads

Chef Jeff Borofsky and his portable, wood-fired pizza oven

Sport Hill Farm

Stone Gardens Farm

Green Gourmet to Go

Farmer’s Cow and many more!


10:00 – 10:15am    Introductory remarks

10:15 – 11:15am    Growing your own Produce: Organic Backyard Gardening with Nick Mancini

11:30am – 12:30pm    
Get Smart: Samantha Heller’s Nutrition Prescription for Boosting Brain Power
Samantha Heller, MS RD CDN, Registered Dietitian, Clinical Nutritionist, Exercise Physiologist

1:00 – 2:00pm        
Get it Local: Finding all Your Cooking Needs in and around Fairfield County with Analiese Paik, Founder and Editor of the Fairfield Green Food Guide

2:15 – 3:15pm Panel Discussion

From Classrooms to Cafeterias: Why Public Schools are Important in the Fight Against Obesity and the Fight for Sustainable Food Systems
Marlene Schwartz, PhD, Deputy Director, Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity
Bruce Gluck, Food Services Director, New Canaan Public Schools
            Michelle Flashman, Curriculum Leader and Instructor , Family and Consumer Science Department, Fairfield Public Schools

Please feel free to stop in at any time to attend the following family friendly activities! For everyone – of all ages and all stages of life! All talks, demos, and displays are designed to help build confidence in your kitchen and comfort at your table.

Barlow’s Restaurant (in the school)
10:30am Healthy Eating Choices for the Whole Family, JoAnn Koebbe

11:30am Healthy Eating Choices for the Whole Family, JoAnn Koebbe

12:30pm Cooking in the Classroom: the Fairfield Middle School Curriculum, Michelle Flashman

1:30pm Cooking in the Classroom: the Fairfield Middle School Curriculum, Michelle Flashman

3:00pm Healthy Eating Choices for the Whole Family, JoAnn Koebbe

Instructors & Classes
JoAnn Koebbe, Certified LEAN Coach & Health Counselor
Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude, Nutrition are the key components to this interactive, FUN, lesson in making healthy eating choices. For everyone, children, parents, grandparents.

10:30 am, 11:30 am, 3:00 pm, 3 sessions, 30 minutes each

Michelle Flashman, Family & Consumer Sciences Curriculum Department Leader, Fairfield Public Schools
Discover what Fairfield middle school students are learning about food in the cooking classroom!

12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2 sessions, 30 minutes each

Family & Consumer Sciences Classroom


10:00 – 10:45am Whole Foods, Whole You -- Amie Hall

10:45 – 11:00am Gluten Free and Flour Power -- Amie Hall

11:00 – 11:30am Small Batch Baking and Buying local breads -- Michael Mordecai

11:30 – 11:45am Whole Foods, Whole You -- Amie Hall

11:45am – 12:45pm Food Scientists! -- Valerie Wilke

1:00 – 2:15pm An Introduction to Health Supportive Cuisine – Sue Cadwell

2:15 – 3:15pm Lunch Box Fun and Co-op Bulk Buying – Valerie Wilke

3:15 – 4:00pm    Re-thinking the School Lunch Menu – Bruce Gluck and Amie Hall

Instructors & Classes
Amie Guyette Hall, Health Counselor and Cooking Coach, From Your Inside Out

Whole Foods, Whole You! We all know we should eat better food. This workshop helps us understand WHY. Kick off the day’s events with this helpful way of understanding the food mood and chronic condition connection that we are all trying to conquer. Insightful, eye opening.

10:00 am – 10:45 am, 11:30 – 11:45am

Gluten Free & Flour Power. A supportive introduction to alternative flour and pantry products.
10:45 am – 11:00 am

Michael Mordecai, Fairfield Bread Company, Bread Baker
Learn about small batch baking and buying local. Bread is the staff of life, and Michael shares
11:00 am – 11:30 am

Valerie Wilke, Chef, Blood Root Restaurant
Food Scientists!
Become the food scientist that you and your children want to be! Find encouragement and discover fun, fabulous ideas of how to experiment around the rainbow!
11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Lunch Box and Co-op Bulk Buying
2:15 – 3:15pm

Sue Cadwell, Owner, Health in a Hurry
An Intro to Health Supportive Cuisine. Easy recipes & food samples. Grains, Greens and Soy.
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Bruce Gluck, chef and Food Services Director in the New Canaan Public Schools
Rethinking the School Lunch Menu
3:15 pm – 4 pm

Visit 5 interactive family friendly stations that will expand your food knowledge and build comfort in your kitchen.
Topics include Glorious Greens, Great Grains, The Mighty Bean, Flour Power, and Power Tools!
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Category: All Types of Food
Posted: March 22, 2010, 6:02 pm
City: Fairfield
County: Fairfield
ID #: 294732

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