Learning About Good Food at the Food for Thought Expo

Food for Thought Expo

Warde High School

March 31, 2012

10 am -4 pm

Free admission and families welcome

Exhibitors and workshops

2:30 pm GMO workshop with Analiese Paik and Tara Cook-Littman

Fairfield’s 3rd annual “Food for Thought Expo” showcases good food and how it’s easy to prepare and enjoy with the family.  With presentations and displays by local farms, food stores, bakeries, health food vendors – and kid’s activities – the Food Expo provides a one-stop experience for the whole family on Saturday, March 31th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at Fairfield Warde High School.  Admission is free.

Sponsored by the Fuel for Learning Partnership (FFLP), a Fairfield PTA Committee, the Food for Thought Expo will feature over 40 exhibitors showing products and services that help make good eating habits part of every meal.  Some of the highlights include:

  • Children’s activities and movies throughout the day.
  • Watch cooking demos for tips and recipes from local chefs
  • Our CT farms: where to get local vegetables, meats, and cheeses
  • Taste the best artisanal bread from local bakeries
  • Learn to garden!
  • How to join a CSA or food buying club
  • Sample foods from local restaurants
  • What’s it take to keep bees?
  • Talk to nutrition professionals
  • Finding the right cookbook at our Fairfield Public Library

2:30 pm GMO workshop with Analiese Paik and Tara Cook-Littman

Right To Know CT and The Institute for Responsible Technology  will have a table set up with Jeffrey Smith’s books and DVDs about the hidden dangers of GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) for sale and literature on GMOs.  Analiese Paik will lead a workshop on GMOs at 2:30, teach attendees how to avoid them when purchasing food, and urge guests to get involved in the Right To Know CT advocacy campaign.

“Today, healthy food and good eating habits are more important than ever,” says Michelle McCabe, Chairperson of the Fuel for Learning Partnership. “Just look at our nation’s epidemic of childhood obesity – with the related health risks – and the scandals around tainted food!  Along with Michelle Obama, everyone is thinking about how they eat.  Making sure that our families eat healthier has become a priority in Fairfield, in Connecticut, and across the country.”

The FFLP encourages Fairfield parents, students, teachers, food service staff, and Board of Education members to jointly pursue the common goal of serving safe, high quality, nutritional meals to the students of Fairfield.  FFLP seeks to effect positive change in how we eat by coming together as a community to broadly educate and change eating habits through the endorsement of sustainable eating practices.

The Food for Thought Expo is supported by PTA Council and a generous A.C.T. grant from the Fairfield Prevention Council.  For further information on the Food for Thought Expo, please contact: remcom@optonline.net or call Michelle McCabe at: 203.331.1066.

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