Our next Open Networking Meeting, on Tuesday March 8th, will begin with a tour of La Marqueta, the recently renovated market space in East Harlem, which houses the newly opened kitchen incubator run by Hot Bread Kitchen. A panel discussion on the proposed USDA standards for school meals that were introduced on January 13th will follow the tour.
The USDA proposal requires school meal standards, which would add more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free and low-fat milk to school meals, and are based on the most recent Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommendations. Schools would also be required to limit the levels of saturated fat, sodium, calories, and trans fats in meals. We'll convene a panel to discuss the possibilities for improved meal quality for our public school students.
Our speakers will be:
Amie Hamlin, Executive Director, New York City Coalition for Healthy School Food
Laura Stanley, Learning Lab Manager, School Food FOCUS
Timothy Cipriano, Executive Director, Food Services for New Haven Public Schools
Moderated by Jenny Dirksen, Northeast Director, Share our Strength.
Please join us to learn more about the proposed standards and their impact on school meals. Click here to read the proposed changes.
Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Meet at La Marqueta
1607 Park Avenue New York, NY 10029
Directions: La Marqueta is located on Park Avenue, directly under the Metro North tracks, between 114th and 115th Streets. The nearest subway stop is the 6 at 116th Street. Exit on Lexington Avenue, walk 1 block west to Park Avenue and turn left. You will see the entrance to the front of La Marqueta on 115th Street—continue 1 block south, past the entrance, to 114th Street. The entrance is in the back of the building in the loading area, please ring bell for entry.
Panel Location: We will walk over to the East Harlem Asthma Center for the panel discussion after the tour.
East Harlem Asthma Center for Excellence (EHACE)
161-169 East 110th Street (between Lexington Ave and Third Ave)
New York, NY 10029