Our Needs Assessment & Health Disparities Committee Chaired by Deborah Edwards, Asst. Director of Personal Health Services at The City of Newark Department of Child & Family Well-Being issued the Let’s Move! Newark 2010-2012 Progress Report earlier this year. Click here for a link to the entire report. Click Executive Summary to read the four-page summary.
NJ Farm to School Network and the Department of Education Student Support Services are bringing a workshop for food service professionals to Newark. Kitchen Essentials: Knife Skills and Healthy Recipes is a 2 1/2 hr. hands-on train-the-trainer workshop taught by Kate Adamick, Andrea Martin, and Jaimi St. John of Cook for America®. Cook for America is a new paradigm in which school food becomes a powerful and effective tool in the fight against childhood obesity and other diet-related illnesses. They envision a nation of school food service personnel who are trained, empowered and inspired to provide healthy cooked-from-scratch school meals for America’s children.
The workshops are next Tuesday May 7 at 4 pm and 7 pm and will take place at St. Philips Academy’s kitchen. Newark Public School Food Service has encouraged staff to register. If you haven’t already, please register or tell your favorite school food service professional to sign up.