Sustainable Food Consultants Bring the Food Revolution to Schools Across the Nation

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  • (1888PressRelease) December 01, 2010 - Wallingford, CT- The media is ablaze with talk of childhood obesity, parents demanding healthier lunch choices, farm-to-fork programs, the revamping of the Childhood Nutrition Act and more. These topics might be fresh and new to many, but not to John Turenne, President and Founder of Sustainable Food Systems, who has been championing the sustainable food movement for years. Turenne and his team are determined to continue to bring about positive changes and healthier food options for all while advancing the Food Revolution across the nation.

    In fact, just last year Turenne worked directly with Jamie Oliver on the Emmy-winning show Food Revolution. Behind the scenes, Sustainable Food Systems worked hand in hand with Oliver, the school cooks and administration, and the community to transition the food service in the 26 schools in the Cabell County, WV school district. The results not only won an Emmy for the show, but continue to bring about positive changes in schools. Jamie Oliver says "John Turenne and the team at Sustainable Food Systems were a massive help. I absolutely couldn't have done it without them. I wish we had Sustainable Food Systems here in the UK."

    Turenne was also invited to work with White House Chef Sam Kass and a small group of chefs nationwide to create the national Chefs Move to Schools initiative, part of Michelle Obama's Let's Move Campaign to address the childhood obesity epidemic.

    In recent months, Turenne and his team have visited public and private schools in Ohio, New York, Massachusetts, his home state of Connecticut and culminating in the Kanawha County, West Virginia, school district, which caught the attention of the local media and others. This assessment was funded with $12,000 raised by a group of parents, along with a local chef and parent, April Hamilton. After following the Food Revolution in Cabell County last year, Hamilton shared concerns with fellow parents about the lack of fresh food in the schools, and the impact that it had on the families and the community. By bringing in Sustainable Food Systems, the hope was to learn how to bring improved change and provide healthier and more sustainable options. Sustainable Food System's assessment is presently being considered by the school board.

    Schools everywhere can take part in the Food Revolution by contacting the company at or 203-294-9683. Turenne is also an inspiring and motivating speaker whose speaking engagements have changed many an attitude.

    About Sustainable Foods Systems: With over 30 years in the food service industry, Sustainable Food Systems is a unique consulting and technical assistance service, which partners with healthcare facilities, public and private schools, universities, business dining facilities and community organizations to incorporate sustainability practices that are healthier for clients, local economies and the planet.

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