Envisioning The Future of School Food at EDspaces 2016

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Education Market Association (EDmarket)

SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Beyond Green Sustainable Food Partners and allied organizations are joining forces with the Education Market Association (EDmarket) to showcase the future of school food and operations at the EDspaces Conference & Expo on Learning Environments in Cincinnati, Ohio on November 2-4, 2016.

Envision a school kitchen where making food like hummus, pizza and garden salad are all assembled from scratch with fresh, locally grown ingredients; and where kids, like Junior Chefs, work alongside staff to develop weekly school menus featuring nutritious meals everyone enjoys.  Chef Greg Christian has helped schools across the country to accomplish this, and is passionate about this future environment. "Schools currently serve basically 'boxed lunches,' mostly processed, full of salt and lacking proper nutrition. We realize that schools can't go completely organic, but I encourage them to start with one scratch-cooked meal per week. We are teaching them ways to do this, to reduce waste and still keep within their schools' budgets."

EDspaces 2016 attendees have the opportunity to enjoy sustainable school-style lunches and mini-demonstrations by Chef Greg Christian, on two days of the conference during Lunch & Learn, an experiential cafeteria experience, while taking a break from exhibits and education on the tradeshow floor. The future of school food's story will be featured in visual storyboards illustrating how students enjoy eating meals prepared from scratch using fresh ingredients from school gardens and local farms and engaging in learning about food and nutrition in green school dining centers and classrooms. The Beyond Green team will present "Envisioning the Future of School Food" to share trends in sustainable school food and building practices as part of a 30+ session education conference.    

Beyond Green along with Candacity, Denver Equipment Company, and Foodservice Facility Designs by LMS Development LLC have teamed up to build sustainable school food communities that connect school kitchens, classrooms, and local communities through food and education. 

About Beyond Green Sustainable Food Partners and Associates
Beyond Green is a foodservice consulting company partnering with schools, universities, and hospitals, assisting organizations in becoming more sustainable and health conscious in foodservice operations.

About Education Market Association (EDmarket) 
EDmarket serves the educational products marketplace by providing high quality tradeshows that increase the productivity of the channel; networking opportunities to build relationships with trading partners; and market information to make solid business decisions.

Contact: Allegra Tasaki
301.332.9777, atasaki@edmarket.org 


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