UW-Green Bay’s Pearson to be featured at Nov. 4 ‘local food’ program

NEWfare: A Forum Cultivating Health and Wealth through the Local Food Economy will be held Friday, Nov. 4, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Student Center Room SC 128.  UW-Green Bay faculty member Debra Pearson, co-director of the Center for Food in Community and Culture, is a featured speaker on relationship between the nutritional quality of foods produced using conventional and organic agricultural practices. The conference keynote presentation will be by Theresa Marquez, executive marketing director of CROPPS/Organic Valley brands.

Growing concerns about food-related health issues like childhood obesity and diabetes have led to increased interest in fresh, healthy and sustainable food.  NEWfare will present information on farmers markets, community-supported agriculture, kitchen incubators, marketing co-ops, community gardens, and farm-to-school programs.

The complete program and a mail-in and online registration form are at: newleafmarket.org. Registration fee is $35 for the general public and $15 for students. Lunch of local food is included. The deadline for registration is Oct. 28. Questions? Contact Lynn Walter, co-director of the Center for Food in Community and Culture, at 465-6581.

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