Fairfield PTA's fourth annual Food Expo is planned for Saturday, March 16, at Fairfield Warde High School, 755 Melville Ave.
The event, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature local chefs and exhibitors sharing tips on preparing healthy foods to "make every meal count," according to a news release.
John Turenne, founder and president of Sustainable Food Systems, and food managers from Fairfield Public Schools will give a cooking demonstration on "Good, Healthy, Cool School Food: It's What's for Lunch!" Turenne recently visited the town's elementary schools to prepare menus made with whole-wheat tortillas, broccoli, parsley, garlic and cheese to help revamp school lunches.
Other chef demonstrations will include:
Amie Hall, a garden advocate, discussing how to start one's day with green juice;
Kendall Scott on making healthy smoothies;
Maxon Keating, of nutrition education program "Veggiecation," teaching children how to prepare vegetables;
Kathy Caulfield talking about improving one's health by eating raw foods;
Linda Soper-Kolton discussing vegan eating and giving vegan food samples.
The event also will include exhibits on starting a garden, the risks of genetically-manipulated foods, and where to buy local meats, cheese, produce and bread. It will also feature samples from local restaurants, children's activities and movie screenings.
The expo is sponsored by Fuel for Learning Partnership, a PTA council standing committee.
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