More details on the food and nutrition track for Saturday’s free event:
10:30-12:00, “An Inconvenient Food: The Link Between Animal Agriculture, Environmental Degradation, and Global Warming” presented by Louisa Dell’Amico. This lecture is based on the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization’s report, “Livestock’s Long Shadow”.
From 1:00-2:30, a panel will discuss Healthy Options for School Lunches. Harvey Zarren, M.D., cardiologist from Marblehead, MA will facilitate the discussion and show a 12-minute film, “Impact of Fresh, Healthy Foods on Learning and Behavior”; Pat Laska, Director of Portsmouth School Nutrition Program will discuss federal regulations and funding, as well as improvements being made in the Portsmouth School Lunch Program; Stacey Purslow, State Coordinator for the Farm to School Program will discuss the purpose and goals of the program and its expansion of participating schools; and Kathryn Strong, M.S., R.D., from Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine (a Washington, D.C.-based group) will discuss her organization’s national outreach program to schools to help them serve vegetarian options that meet requirements for the National School Lunch Program.
From 2:45-4:00, Kathryn Strong will present Vegetarian Nutrition, which will include the nutritional requirements for both vegan and vegetarian diets.
Saturday, November 7th, 9:15 am – 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 175 Parrott Avenue, Portsmouth 03801
Free and open to all