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2015 GENYOUth Arizona Empowerment Town Hall

September 28th, 2015 (franklin)



A nation-wide series of events to foster collaboration between key business and school leaders in making positive changes in our communities to benefit youth.  This four hour event will look at how Arizona students make strides academically thanks to improved nutrition and increased physical activity.  We will also explore the influence of youth empowerment on making these positive changes.  Share your voice in this vital conversation and participate in round table discussions to generate innovative, actionable steps toward further change.  Hear from a dynamic panel of local leaders and key decision-makers in the areas of education, health and wellness, student leadership and business;  including:

·        Michael Bidwill, President, Arizona Cardinals

·        Farah Lokey, M.D., Pediatrician

·        Cole McDaniel, Youth Ambassador

·        Paul Rovey, Dairy Management Inc. Board Chairman and United Dairymen of Arizona Board Chairman

·        Jeff Smith, PhD., Superintendent, Balsz School District

Discussion Topics

  • School Breakfast: How and why school breakfast is the single most effective way of meeting the urgent nutritional needs of students.
  • Youth Empowerment: How GENYOUth is working to ensure youth have the power, the potential, and the resources to create healthful environments that increase their chances for success in school and in life.
  • Farm-To-School: Why today’s students must care about where their food comes from and the importance of making healthful choices.
  • The Business Role: Find out how the corporate/business sector can and must support their initiatives that enable empowered, visionary youth to change the school and community wellness environments.
  • The Learning Connection: Highlighting positive effects of improved nutrition and greater opportunities for physical activity on academic success.

NY Times Article: New York City a Pioneer in the School Lunch Revolution

May 3rd, 2011 (franklin)

Congratulations to our Hahn’s Yogurt & Cream Cheese customer, the New York City Dept. of Education and the leadership of Chef Jorge Collazo.

New York Times Article by Ariel Kaminer

Article excerpt.

Listening to that national conversation from New York, you might wonder, what took them so long? School lunches in the city began a radical transformation six or seven years ago, with the Department of Education’s decision to think of them as food rather than as a government service. From there, it made sense to regard the cafeterias as restaurants, and the children as customers.

“If you have a restaurant,” says Jorge Collazo, the department’s executive chef, “you don’t keep offering dishes your customers don’t buy.” So out with the mystery meat and the boiled noodles in ketchup. But making the food taste better — and look and smell better — was only part of the challenge.

Whatever scary memories the lunch line summons for you, in New York today it can be a surprisingly enlightened place, with whole-grain pasta, salad bars, fresh fruit and low-fat, low-sodium recipes. No fried food, no artificial ingredients, no trans fats.

Read the entire article.

CBS Evening News – School Menus Get a Makeover and Kids Love It

October 6th, 2010 (franklin)

In Five Years, Revolution Foods has Grown to Serve 350 Schools Classic Lunches with a Healthy Twist

(CBS) When was the last time you heard that kids in a school lunchroom love broccoli, carrots, lettuce and tomatoes?

CBS News correspondent Bill Whitaker reports students are saying “yes” to healthy foods, and “no” to junk food – all thanks to Kristin Richmond and Kirsten Tobey of Revolution Foods.

“We are just so motivated by the idea of creating a healthier generation,” Tobey said.

Click here for the article link and video.