Release of New School Cookbook Featuring Local, Seasonal Recipes that Meet USDA Dietary Guidelines

August 7, 2013 – Vermont FEED, Vermont Agency of Education, and School Nutrition Association of Vermont will celebrate the release of a new cookbook of national significance - New School Cuisine: Nutritious and Seasonal Recipes for School Cooks by School Cooks. The cookbook, developed by Vermont school nutrition professionals with support from the New England Culinary Institute, includes kid-tested and approved recipes that meet new USDA dietary guidelines and feature local, seasonal foods. The announcement will take place during the weeklong Childhood Summer Nutrition Institute where school nutrition professionals receive ongoing training and professional development.

WHAT: Release of Cookbook - New School Cuisine: Nutritious and Seasonal Recipes for School Cooks by School Cooks

WHEN: Wednesday, August 14th; 11:30am - 12:00pm – Observe school chefs preparing cookbook recipes; 12:00pm - 12:20pm – Speakers give brief remarks, followed by Q & A

WHERE: Culinary Arts Kitchen, St Johnsbury Academy, St. Johnsbury, Vermont

WHO: Invited speakers include: Senator Patrick Leahy; Senator Bernie Sanders; Congressman Peter Welch; Secretary Chuck Ross, Vermont Agency of Agriculture; Dr. Harry Chen, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health; Project partners; Participating school food chefs

Vermont Food Education Every Day (FEED) is a statewide Farm to School program that raises awareness about healthy food, good nutrition, and the role of Vermont farms and farmers in rebuilding healthy food systems. We cultivate links between classrooms, cafeterias, communities, and local farms. Vermont FEED is a partnership of Shelburne Farms, the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont and Food Works at Two Rivers Center. For more information, visit vtfeed.org.

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