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Saturday, October 24 • 3:40pm - 5:00pm
Changing an Unhealthy System - How to be an Effective Advocate

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Mara Fleishman is a force to be reckoned with in the world of school food reform. While some might assume that 7 years ago Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) would have had a healthy, nourishing school food program—that was not the case. French toast sticks in syrup and canned fruit were the norm. Mara, a parent of the three, was instrumental in changing the school food program. Her passion is what brought Chef Ann Cooper (aka “The Renegade Lunch Lady”) to BVSD where Chef Ann would transform the food program and establish the Chef Ann Foundation with the mission to ensure that all children in the U.S. have access to healthy food at school. Now Mara serves as Executive Director for the foundation.


Mara Fleishman

Chef Ann Foundation
In 2001, Mara Fleishman turned her passion for healthy and sustainable food into a career by taking a position leading the marketing efforts for Whole Foods Market on the East Coast and in Europe. For nearly six years, she worked to raise awareness of the importance of eating fresh... Read More →

Saturday October 24, 2015 3:40pm - 5:00pm MDT
Humanities 250

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