On Saturday, March 31st from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Fairfield Warde High School will again be the site for the third annual Food for Thought Expo. Sponsored by the Fairfield PTA's Fuel for Learning Partnership, a non-profit organization that promotes healthy food and nutrition for school lunches, the event will feature cooking demonstrations, workshops, and a number of local vendors offering fresh produce, meats, groceries, and ready-made foods.
There will be children's activities and movies to keep the wee ones occupied. Want to learn how to garden? No problem! This is the place for you. You can also find out how to join a local CSA and talk to nutrition experts. There's something for everyone!
Michelle McCabe, Fuel for Learning Partnership's Chairperson, said that eating healthy foods has become a top priority in this country. Americans have an increased level of weight gain with sedentary lifestyles. Over the last several years, we have also seen an increase in tainted food.
“Today, healthy food and good eating habits are more important than ever,” says Michelle McCabe, Chairperson of the Fuel for Learning Partnership. “Just look at our nation’s epidemic of child obesity – with the related health risks – and the scandals around tainted food! Along with Michelle Obama, everyone is thinking about how they eat. Making sure that our families eat healthier has become a priority in Fairfield, in Connecticut and across the country.”
The FFLP encourages the greater community to reach a common goal of serving safe, high quality, nutritional meals to the students of Fairfield. FFLP encourages positive change in how we eat by implementing healthy and sustainable eating practices.
The event is free and open to the public. Fairfield Warde High School is located at 755 Melville Avenue. For more information, call 203-362-7169.