With the topic of acquiring healthier meals in schools finally gaining strength and support as a movement, many organizations are rising up in efforts to bring more attention to this worthy cause. One such nonprofit is the New York Coalition for Healthy School Food (NYCHSF). This statewide nonprofit works to "improve the health and well-being of New York's students by advocating for healthy plant-based foods, including local and organic where possible, farm to school programs, school gardens, the elimination of unhealthy competitive foods in all areas of the school (not just the cafeteria), comprehensive nutrition policy, and education to create food- and health-literate students." The NYCHSF is gathering more support for this movement by conducting pilot programs, holding conferences and workshops, and finally working to change state legislation that promotes healthier foods in school.
This week the New York Coalition for Healthy School Food (NYCHSF) will hold its annual fall gala: Healthy Food in Fashion, on Wednesday October 12, from 6:30 - 9:30 pm at the New York Academy of Medicine. This fundraiser will be a deliciously fashionable evening hosting over 20 restaurants and caterers featuring plant-based delicacies. In addition there will be organic juice, wine, and beer. The event will also include an alternative fashion show by Creative Director, Joshua Katcher, aka "The Discerning Brute".
More information about NYCHSF and the gala can be found on their website: www.healthyschoolfood.org. Reservations for the event are required and can also be made on the site. Please help the local healthy school food movement and learn more about the New York Coalition for Healthy School Food.
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