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January 15th, 2013

by Total Food Service

Sustainable Food Systems Enhances School Lunch Program


Fairfield Public Schools has collaborated with John Turenne, founder and President of Sustainable Food Systems located in Wallingford, CT to enhance the district’s school lunch program and deliver healthy, local and more sustainable food options to students.


Sustainable Food Systems' Fairfield Public Schools lunch initiative is welcomed by the school administration, parents and the community which consists of 16 district schools: 2 high schools, 3 middle schools and 11 elementary schools. Turenne and Sustainable Food Systems have been working with two more pilot schools, Roger Ludlowe Middle School and McKinley Elementary School, and the culinary boot camps were a huge success with the staff, and the feedback from the kids has been overwhelmingly positive with comments like, "Chef John, you’re the best cooker."

Sustainable Food Systems worked with the Obama Administration in the development of the USDA’s Chefs Move to Schools initiative. Founder John Turenne was also the behind-the-scenes chef consultant on Jamie Oliver’s award-winning ABC Television show Food Revolution as part of a team of school food innovators and experts. Turenne was excited to be able to bring a healthy school lunch program back to his home state of Connecticut.

To learn more, read the media release announcing the partnership. Fairfield Public Schools has collaborated with John Turenne, founder and President of Sustainable Food Systems located in Wallingford, CT to enhance the district’s school lunch program and deliver healthy, local and more sustainable food options to students.

Sustainable Food Systems' Fairfield Public Schools lunch initiative is welcomed by the school administration, parents and the community which consists of 16 district schools: 2 high schools, 3 middle schools and 11 elementary schools. Turenne and Sustainable Food Systems have been working with two more pilot schools, Roger Ludlowe Middle School and McKinley Elementary School, and the culinary boot camps were a huge success with the staff, and the feedback from the kids has been overwhelmingly positive with comments like, "Chef John, you’re the best cooker."

Sustainable Food Systems worked with the Obama Administration in the development of the USDA’s Chefs Move to Schools initiative. Founder John Turenne was also the behind-the-scenes chef consultant on Jamie Oliver’s award-winning ABC Television show Food Revolution as part of a team of school food innovators and experts. Turenne was excited to be able to bring a healthy school lunch program back to his home state of Connecticut.

To learn more, read the media release announcing the partnership.

For interviews and additional information please contact Joann Fitzpatrick Fairfield Public Schools-Connecticut at 203-255-8370 or John Turenne at sfs@sustainablefoodsystems.com or 203-294-9683.

 

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