Real Food for Kids

Want to learn more about the MCPS school food, what's causing the epidemic of type II diabetes and obesity, dangerous food additives in our kids' food and how school gardens help children learn about healthy eating? Want to show your concern as a parent about the Cheetos, ice cream bars, gummy candy, rice krispie treats and other a la carte items sold to children in MCPS using your lunch accounts but not appearing on the school menus? Then join Real Food For Kids - Montgomery and Montgomery Victory Gardens at the SCHOOL FOOD FORUM: Creating a Vision of Fresh, Real Food in Montgomery County Public Schools, to be held Saturday, November 2, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Lutheran Church of St. Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Ave. in Silver Spring, MD 20905. Click here for the flier. Keynote speaker is nationally-known school food reformer Tony Geraci, former Food Director at Baltimore City Schools, Director of Nutrition Services for the Shelby County Schools in Memphis and subject of movie "Cafeteria Man." A healthy, delicious, and locally-sourced lunch will be served. $25 for early bird ticket by Oct. 15, $30 until Oct. 29 registration deadline ($15 students) (scholarships are available). For more info and registration go to http://www.realfoodforkidsmontgomery.org/forum.htm.

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