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Lecture / Discussion  |  Second Buffalo Food Policy Summit: Just Lead the Way to Better School Meals

Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 5–8 pm

Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium  

The 2nd Buffalo Food Policy Summit builds on the many successes of the 1st Buffalo Food Policy Summit convened in 2011 by The Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities – Buffalo Partnership. The partnership works to improve the health of Buffalonians through policy and environmental changes. One notable success is the creation in May 2013 of the Food Policy Council (FPC) of Buffalo and Erie County to act as an advisory body that provides expert guidance on policies to strengthen the local food system. The Food Policy Council is a sub-commission of the Erie County Board of Health.

Two programs, both open to the public, are hosted at the Burchfield Penney has part of this City-wide event:

Just Lead is a youth leadership event that focuses on making changes that youth want to see in the City of Buffalo to encourage active living and healthy eating. Free and open to the public, Just Lead will take place as part of the 2nd Buffalo Food Policy Summit on Wednesday, October 23rd at 5pm at the Burchfield Penney Art Center. The event program will be MC’ed by local sustainable farmer extraordinaire, Dan Oles, and will include youth, parent and Buffalo Public School district leader speakers, opportunities for you to share what changes you’d like for your school meals, fun activities, inspirational speakers, and cool giveaways.

In 2013-2014, we are focused on improving school meals in Buffalo and we are hosting Just Lead as a kick-off event to engage everyone and introduce opportunities for youth and adults to get involved.  You will learn how you can get involved through the Buffalo Public School District’s school-based Wellness Committees, as well as opportunities to share your ideas.

Program - Master of Ceremonies. Dan Oles, Promised Land CSA & Oles Family Farm

  • Discussion about youth leadership - Bernard Rice & Dillon Hill, HKHC – Youth Advisors Council
  • Information on what Buffalo Public Schools (BPS) are doing to create Healthy Schools - Dr. Sue Baldwin, BPS District Wellness Coordinator
  • Information on Food Service at BPS - Bridget O’Brien Wood, BPS Food Service Department
  • Youth & Parent Advocacy Jessica Bauer Walker, District Parent Coordinating Council

RSVP by October 14th at