MEDIA ALERT: TOM COLICCHIO ANNOUNCES 2015 FOOD POLICY ACTION SCORECARD

WHAT: Chef and food activist Tom Colicchio announces the Food Policy Action annual National Food Policy Progress Report findings, with support from Wellness in the Schools. Colicchio and Cook will announce the scorecard results while Telepan and students prepare and sample a seasonal recipe from the WITS nutrition lab.

WHO:

  • Tom Colicchio: co-founder of Food Policy Action (FPA) and owner of Crafted Hospitality
  • Ken Cook: co-founder of Food Policy Action and president of Environmental Working Group (EWG)
  • Bill Telepan: executive chef of Wellness in the Schools (WITS) and chef/owner of Telepan

WHEN: Tuesday/November 17 from 10:30am – 11:30am. Colicchio, Cook and Telepan will be available for interviews from 11:30am-12pm, and there will be a Q&A during the event.

WHERE: Campos Community Garden, 640-644 East 12th Street (between Avenue B & C)

WHY: The National Food Policy Progress Report for the 114th Congress reflects how legislators have voted on food-related policies in 2015, including child nutrition, fisheries, water quality and food labeling. Announcing the scorecard release in New York City for the first time allows FPA to partner with NYC-based organization WITS to highlight the importance of federal policies that support nutritious and accessible school meal programs.

CONTACT: BeccaPR, Meghan Sherrill, 212.633.2129, meghan@beccapr.com with inquiries.

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