News Advisory: Chef Tom Colicchio, Sen. Gillibrand to Host “Eat Like a Kid”

Hill Briefing to Serve Delicious School Meals that Meet Updated Nutrition Standards

October 20, 2015

At lunchtime, fittingly, on Tuesday, October 27, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Chef Tom Colicchio, special guest Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi, the American Heart Association, Food Policy Action, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Center for Science in the Public Interest, and other members of the National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity will host a lunch prepared by Revolution Foods to sample several meals served in school that meet national standards and that many students already enjoy: more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and reasonable amounts salt. The event will brief members and staff about the importance of preserving the progress that has been made on school nutrition.

Who: U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Chef Tom Colicchio, Food Policy Action
Margo G. Wootan, Center for Science in the Public Interest
Kristy Anderson, American Heart Association
Kirsten Saenz Tobey, Revolution Foods
With special guest, Padma Lakshmi, host of Top Chef

What: Hill briefing to showcase real school food that meets national nutrition standards (courtesy of Revolution Foods), including forthcoming sodium standards, and a dialogue between Hill staff and nutrition policy advocates to talk about the importance of healthy school meals.

When: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Where: Senate Kennedy Caucus Room (325 Russell Senate Office Bldg.)

Why: With the child nutrition reauthorization underway, it is critical to protect the standards for healthier, more wholesome meals served to our children in school.

RSVP: Space is limited. RSVP to Colin Schwartz at


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