Tuesday, June 26, 2012
WP: Future of Food series in Denver
Washington Post Live’s “Future of Food” Breakfast Series Kicks Off in Denver Local Political, Agricultural and Education Leaders Discuss How to Make Healthy Food More Accessible to Children Washington, D.C.—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—Washington Post Live, the live journalism division of The Washington Post, will host a series of breakfast discussions across the country that will focus on how to make produce and healthy food more accessible to Americans. The “Future of Food” breakfast series kicks off June 28 in the History Colorado Building in Denver, where local leaders will come together to talk about bringing food from the farm to the classroom and making it healthy and affordable for American kids. “We recently convened leading experts to talk about problems with our food supply during a day-long forum in Washington. By taking these discussions across the country, we will be able to dive deeper into how communities can provide better access to healthy food and prevent obesity and malnourishment,” said Mary Jordan, Editor of Washington Post Live. The upcoming breakfast discussion will be streamed live at washingtonpostlive.com beginning at 8:30 am MDT / 10:30 am EDT . Speakers and panels* : 8:30 am MDT: Bringing food from the farm to the classroom • Robert Hammond - Colorado Commissioner of Education • Dr. Anthony Frank – Colorado State University, President • Chris Kraft – Owner of Badger Creek Farms and Quail Ridge Dairy 9:15 am MDT: Healthy, affordable food for American kids • Kelly Brough - Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, President & CEO • Dr. Helayne Jones – Colorado Legacy Foundation, President & CEO • Anne Warhover – Colorado Health Foundation, President and CEO • Dayle Hayes, MS, RD - Nutrition for the Future, Inc., President The Future of Food breakfast series will continue in Litchfield, Arizona on July 16 and in Burlington, Vermont on July 28. A date will also be announced soon for a breakfast taking place in Chicago, Illinois. Washington Post Live’s Future of Food Breakfast Series in Denver is sponsored by Western Dairy Association (WDA), Colorado State University, Hunger Free Colorado, and the Innovation Center for US Dairy.