Media Advisory - Real food for your very real kids



    The George Brown Centre for Early Childhood Development to explore the
    latest in food preparation and nutrition for children at the Seventh
    Annual Child Care Cooks' Conference

    TORONTO, April 27 /CNW/ - On April 26 and April 27, the George Brown
Centre for Early Childhood Development is hosting the Seventh Annual Child
Care Cooks Conference for daycare cooks across the country. This year, the
discussion and seminars will focus on a number of relevant and contentious
issues in the industry, including the slow food movement; genetically modified
foods (GMOs), organic versus non-organic; and the new Canada Food Guide.

    
    WHAT:   Seventh Annual Child Care Cooks' Conference

    WHEN:   Thursday, April 26, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
            Friday, April 27, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    WHERE:  George Brown College, Ryerson Campus
            Sally Horsefall Eaton Centre, 99 Gerrard St. East
    

    Thursday, April 26
    ------------------
    3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Guests invited to take part in the "Slow Food"
movement (Professional Workshop). Paul DeCampo, president of Toronto
convivial-Slow Food Canada, to host slow food dinner at Rocco's Plum Tomato
restaurant (164 The Queensway, Etobicoke)

    Friday, April 27
    ----------------
    10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: Genetically Modified Foods... You are what you
eat! (Professional Workshop). Dwight Lyons of Geneaction, a not-for-profit
group raising awareness of what we're eating, will talk about the health risks
and how we childcare cooks can avoid GMOs

    11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.: What does Organic mean? Are these foods
healthier? (Professional Workshop) Toronto Chair of the Canadian Organic
Growers, Tammayo Krupansky, to demystify organics and their health benefit.

    For more information, visit:
http://www.georgebrown.ca/childcarecooks/index.aspx.

    About George Brown College

    Established in 1967, George Brown's (GBC) three campuses are located in
downtown Toronto, the most multicultural city in the world. With more than
14,000 full-time students, including 1,400 international students, GBC is one
of Ontario's fastest growing colleges. GBC offers more than 150 programs
ranging from one-year certificates to four-year bachelor's degrees. In
addition, over 50,000 continuing education students are enrolled in more than
1,300 courses.





For further information:

For further information: Paul Zanettos, George Brown College, (416)
415-5000 ext. 3428, pzanetto@georgebrown.ca


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