Napa Sonoma: September 20th, 1pm
Urbanworld: September 24th, 4pm
Solar 1: September 25th, 5:30pm
Urbanworld: September 26, 10am
Dear Friends of WOYP,
We're looking forward to seeing New York friends at Solar One's free, outdoor screening on September 25th!
In this issue, we have: Urbanworld Ticket Giveaways, Latest News from Slow Food's Time For Lunch Eat-In, Actions with One Tray, and Updates from the USDA as well as how to stay in touch. We've added a sidebar in our emails to keep you updated on our upcoming screenings. Please check it out!
Solar One and "What's On Your Plate?"
Our friends at Solar One have helped us create an inspiring, beautiful and standards-based "What's On Your Plate?" curriculum for use in schools across the country. We're jazzed about this collaboration. On September 25th, we will be joining Solar One for a special screening of "What's On Your Plate?" as part of their Solar Powered Film Series, a public outdoor event at Stuyvesant Cove Park overlooking the East River south of E. 23rd Street. Join us at 5:30pm. The wonderful girl-band Saffire goes on at 6pm and the film will start at dusk (around 7pm). Mark your calendars, and we'll see you there!
|Urbanworld Ticket Giveaway!
If you are a "What's On Your Plate?" partner organization we have blocks of free tickets for the 10am screening on Saturday, September 26th. The filmmakers will be in attendance, so we'd love to see all of you there! Email us if you're interested in the 10am showing! There's also a Thursday, September 24th evening screening. See sidebar.
Slow Food's Time for Lunch Eat-In a Success!
On Labor Day, Sept. 7, 2009, people in
communities all over the country sat down to share a meal with their
neighbors and kids. This National Day of
Action sent a clear message to
Congress: It's time to provide America's
children with real food at school.
"What's On Your Plate?" was screened in Williamsburg, Brooklyn where the local chapter got 50 signatures on the Child Nutrition Act petition! Check out our blog post and congratulations to Slow Food and our Williamsburg chapter for sharing our film!
Healthy Food for Kids Action and Updates
Our friends at One Tray are working to improve child nutrition by encouraging a more
direct connection between local farms and federal nutrition. Sign the petition with One Tray.org and help raise awareness about healthy school lunches across the country. USDA has launched their new initiative, Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food. We are pleased that Secretary Tom Vilsack is on board with helping everyone learn about their local producers and continuing a national dialogue on local procurement for schools. See Secretary Vilsack's address to the nation on YouTube here.
Join Our Network of Friends, Your Voice and Flickr
Our Network of Friends is a handy way to find other organizations and people in your area who can work together for healthy food. With a growing network of over thirty organizations, we're connecting folks in exciting ways. Keep up the great work!
We've been working on the Your Voice section of our website, and thank you to all who have already shared thoughts about the film and the issues. We'd love to hear more about what people are thinking. Let us know here.
We're happy to see folks contributing to our Flickr groups. If you've been taking pictures of your gardens and farm trips like we have, please share them in our gallery. If you have any questions about how this works, please let us know. We're here to help out!
|We will have more exciting news to report in our next update. Stay tuned!
Wishing you a super September,
Catherine, Tanya, Mary, and Nate
Kate Adamick Dan Barber Chef Ann Cooper
Judith Helfand John S. Johnson Van Jones
Jonathan Kevles Anna Lapp� Katrina T. Monz�n
Raj Patel Kim Perry Michael Pollan Robert Saken, M.D.
Anna Deavere Smith Bryant Terry Alice Waters Aaron Woolf