On March 20, we welcome guest speaker, Kelsey Weisgerber, presenting Connecting Children to Real Food
In today’s fast-paced food culture, kids are increasingly exposed to processed, junk and fast foods, including relentlessly marketed sugary cereals. At this meetup, guest speaker Kelsey Weisgerber will examine the importance of taking pause and connecting families back to the roots of real food through gardening, cooking and learning. She will also share tactics and stories from her efforts to strengthen kids' connections to the food they eat and the systems that support healthy and natural nutrition choices. Weisgerber is the food service director at the Frick Environmental Charter School and a Slow Food Pittsburgh board member, leading multiple cooking initiatives across the City of Pittsburgh.
Directions and Parking:
The meeting will be held at the Center for Sustainable Landscapes classroom at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens where, over delicious small-plate food and a happy-hour cash bar, a discipline or behavior will be identified and discussed among the participants in the interest of sharing ideas and identifying opportunities.
The main Conservatory entrance will be closed, as this meeting takes place after normal business hours; to access the CSL, follow Frew Street (located between the Oakland/Schenley Park bridge and the Christopher Columbus statue), which will take you around the Conservatory to the lower campus. Guest parking spaces are available on your left as you approach the CSL.