De-Mythifying K-12 Food

Date of Event: 

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

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Please join our next Harvard Food Systems Initiative (HFSI) Guest Speaker Presentation: 

De-Mythifying K-12 Food
Wednesday, Nov. 30th
4:30-5:30pm (ET)
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