Since joining Harvard as the Managing Director for Harvard University Dining Services on April 6, I have been taking every opportunity to explore campus and to meet everyone I can with an interest in food – from our wonderful students to our dedicated staff to our thought and community partners throughout every program and school.
Please join our next Harvard Food Systems Initiative (HFSI) Guest Speaker Presentation:
De-Mythifying K-12 Food
Wednesday, Nov. 30th
Virtual event, Zoom
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Our elementary and secondary school food experiences are a formative introduction to the food system. In fact, they’re some of the most influential outside our home food experiences. But the narrative around K-12 food-service is often negative. What could a school lunch look like in the US? The City of Cambridge Public Schools and the Chef Ann Foundation join us to talk about how they are creating conversation-leading, delicious, sustainable meals for school children and what’s possible with a food systems mindset.
Sunny Tang, Food Literacy Project Fellow and student at Harvard College, will provide context for the conversation by sharing about her work with Food Lab for Kids, a student-run organization that aims to engage young students in the sciences through the lens of cooking as well as teach them about how to cook to create a healthy, nutritious lifestyle.
Mellissa Honeywood, RDN
Cambridge Public Schools
Mara Fleishman, CEO
Chef Ann Foundation