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WITS Annual Benefit
May 13, 2014
360 Tribeca Rooftop, 10 Desbrosses Street
6:00pm-10:00pm, VIP Hour 6:00pm-7:00pm



Please join us on Mary 13, 2014 for the Wellness in the Schools Annual Benefit, a gala event to support healthy eating, environmental awareness, and fitness as a way of life for New York City’s public school children. 

The event will be held at the 360 Tribeca Rooftop in Manhattan, where guests can experience striking views of the city while enjoying live music and tastings from the city’s most renowned chefs and beverage purveyors.

Food and beverage providers include (but are not limited to):

Alice’s Tea Cup • Anfora • Barbuto • Blue Hill • Butter & The Darby Caputo Brothers Creamery • Chop’t Creative Salad • The Cleaver Company & The Green Table • Commerce • Community Food & Juice • dell'anima • Egg • El Toro Blanco • Gotham Bar & Grill Gramercy Tavern • Hearth Restaurant • L'Apicio • L'Artusi • Levain Bakery • Luca & Bosco • Magnolia Bakery • Mehtaphor • Natural Gourmet Institute • Print Restaurant • reBar • Rouge Tomate Rucola • Telepan Restaurant & Telepan Local • Tertulia & El Colmado Altamarea Group • Ammirati Coffee • Duvel USA & Brewery Ommegang • Monika Caha Selections • Mountain Valley Spring Water • New York Distilling Company • Wölffer Estate Vineyard. 

A silent digital and live auction will also be held, offering guests a chance to win an exciting variety of exclusive items and experiences. 

Buy your tickets online today!


Just Food 
Just Food Conference
April 5-6, 2014
The Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 West 120th Street

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On April 5 and 6, 2014, Just Food will host the annual Just Food Conference in partnership with the Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy. This two-day event will offer opportunities for the general public, food professionals, CSA members, community organizers and farmers to come together for workshops, skill-building sessions, all-day intensives, and tours. The conference will provide attendees with opportunities to learn about national farm and food issues, CSA trends, and cooking and food preservation techniques, as well as ways to mobilize communities in order to increase access to farm-fresh, locally grown food. Click here for tickets, program lineup and additional information.

On Sunday, April 6 WITS Executive Director Nancy Easton will lead the workshop "Revamping School Lunch: Dreams to Reality" 
Workshop 1, 10:45am-12:00pm

This interactive workshop will facilitate a collaborative discussion about ideal lunchroom design and practices that enhance the school food environment. Current leaders of school food reform will discuss their experiences in the current landscape, as well as some challenges and opportunities that remain.