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Linda R

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Fairfield's Public School Cafeterias GMO Free
« on: July 01, 2014, 12:44:54 PM »
I think I need to move back home to New England.....................
They are definitely ahead of the curve!

"The cutting edge Fairfield Public School System leads the way by transforming their Food Services. After years of parental advocacy by the ‘Fuel for Learning Partnership’, the Board of Education, and Superintendent Dr. Title, agreed to outsource their food products in order to ensure healthy food options and high food quality.

Tara Cook-Littman, Esq. and Director of ‘GMO Free CT’ currently Chairs the PTA Council Committee called Fuel For Learning Partnership (FFLP), which is largely responsible for driving these healthy changes. Tara believes "good healthful affordable food should be available to everyone." She has worked closely with our state's government leaders to impliment a GMO labeling law.

Fun fact: Connecticut is the first state in the country to pass a GMO Labeling Law as of June 2013.

“I became a Certified Holistic Health Counselor after grappling with my own health issues and healing myself through changes in diet, and I wanted to be able to teach other people about what I had learned,” explained Tara, who decided to combine her advocacy skills (as a former prosecutor, advocating is what she did) with her passion for the policy side of health and wellness."

"Beginning with the first day of school this fall, the following changes have been agreed to:

Only NON-GMO oils will be used for cooking
Organic milk will be offered
Middle and High School snacks need to be approved by the FFLP
Food products will be sourced locally/obtained by local farms including Sport Hill Farm in Easton (organic)
Whitsons is open to incorporating the schools gardens into their school meals
A Chef and Manager will be present in the district each day, in addition to a visiting chef who will circulate throughout the schools, allowing students to taste test foods
There will be a salad bar
Breakfast options are being discussed
A cart located outside the cafeteria will be available for High School students who need to grab and go"

Jan in Key West

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Re: Fairfield's Public School Cafeterias GMO Free
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2014, 02:49:10 PM »
Thanks for sharing Linda.....I emailed it to our local superintendent!

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