Friday, October 18 • 8:30am - 9:30am
Envisioning a New Future for School Food

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The research is clear: What we feed students in school, and what we teach them about food, shapes how they behave and how they learn over the course of the school day. Over a lifetime, the eating habits we set in place for children affect their educational attainment, career advancement, quality of life, and longevity. Across the country, 30 million children count on school cafeterias for their daily nutrition, making schools the nation's largest restaurant chain. Yet today, most of our education system approaches food as a cost center to be minimized, rather than an impact center to be unlocked. In this interactive discussion, FoodCorps CEO Curt Ellis, winner of the Heinz, Peabody, and GQ Leader Awards, will share new research on FoodCorps' work reimagining the role of food in schools and turning our nation's 100,000 school cafeterias into oases of health, community, and empowerment.

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Curt Ellis

Co-Founder & CEO, FoodCorps, Inc.
Curt Ellis is recognized as a leading voice in America’s food movement. After growing up in Oregon and finding his passion for food and agriculture at the Mountain School and Yale, Curt moved to Iowa to investigate the role of subsidized commodities in the American obesity epidemic... Read More →

Friday October 18, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am PDT
Room 219