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2015 GENYOUth Arizona Empowerment Town Hall

September 28th, 2015 (franklin)

GENYOUth AND DAIRY COUNCIL OF ARIZONA’S 2015  YOUTH-EMPOWERMENT TOWN HALL

GENYOUth AND DAIRY COUNCIL OF ARIZONA’S 2015 YOUTH-EMPOWERMENT TOWN HALL

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.

Vermont is foodie heaven

August 17th, 2012 (franklin)

Good article in The Burlington Free Press celebrating recent Vermont achievements in cheese, pastry and culinary.

Congratulations to our fellow cheesemakers and their accomplishments at the 2012 American Cheese Society Competition. Also, congratulations to NECI graduate Shawn Gawle for being named as a “Best New Pastry Chef 2012″ by Food & Wine Magazine.  Kudos to Chloe and Wesley Genovart and their SoLo Farm & Table restaurant in South Londonderry for making Bon Appetit’s top 50 List.

Franklin Foods Sponsors 15th Annual Vermont Fresh Network Farm & Chef Partnership Forum

August 5th, 2011 (franklin)

According to the VFN website, the evening will be an edible journey through Vermont’s foodways guided by farmers, chefs and artisanal food producers. The 15th annual celebration will feature a bounty of local products cultivated by hardworking farmers and grilled, braised and baked into delectable offerings by Vermont’s finest chefs. This annual event, held at Shelburne Farms’ Coach Barn on the shore of Lake Champlain, offers a wonderful opportunity to mingle and break bread with farmers, growers, chefs, and neighbors all interested in insuring a fair and sustainable food system for our future. Sunday, August 7, 2011. For more information visit www.vermontfresh.net