The Fresh 20 Kicks Off “The Family Food Summit” Monday, April 11th with Aida Mollenkamp and Catherine McCord as Guest Speakers

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Top food personalities get online for a series of LIVE discussions about healthy food for families. Founded by Melissa Lanz of The Fresh 20, the Family Food Summit brings together experts in the food community to talk directly to parents about a healthier dinner table. Families are bombarded with products but rarely educated about food. The summit will both educate and inspire families to create fresh, healthy food that can fit into families’ busy schedules and their budget. Access the online event at

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Beginning on Monday, April 11th and continuing through Thursday, April 14th. The Family Food Summit offers a series of interviews on a variety of food related topics. The lineup includes:

  •     Aida Mollenkamp of The Cooking Channel discusses eating on a budget with pantry foods
  •     Catherine McCord of Weelicious gives tips on packing lunch
  •     Laurie David author of The Family Dinner Book and producer of An Inconvenient Truth, explains the benefits of families eating together
  •     Laura Klein of Organic Authority demystifies buying organic produce
  •     Melissa Lanz, event creator and founder of The Fresh 20, talks meal planning
  •     Rachael Hutchings of La Fuji Mama reveals secrets of global food at home
  •     Karen Fine of Mom Cooks Gluten Free will break down adjusting the family diet for allergies

Childhood obesity rates have more than tripled since 1980 and families are more stressed than ever before about food. The Family Food summit is a community resource for all parents needing a little help in the kitchen. Online participants will receive tips on integrating healthy, whole foods into their diet. Talks will include an overview of family food trends, what foods to avoid, how to reduced processed foods and tips for getting started.

The Family Food Summit is hosted by The Fresh 20, an online meal planning service that eliminates processed food and reduces shopping and planning stress for weeknight dinners.

Melissa Lanz, CEO of The Fresh 20, is a former internet marketing executive who quit her day job to promote good eating habits in the midst of a national health crisis. Melissa strives to bring fresh food back to the family dinner table and reduce the amount of processed ingredients used by American households. During the fall of 2009, Melissa dedicated her efforts to creating a tool for families stuck in a takeout rut. The Fresh 20 is her answer to “what’s for dinner?”. She is excited to be a part of The Food Revolution and promotes education in nutrition and healthy cooking through speaking, locally in Southern California and throughout the country.

Press Contact: Melissa Lanz 818-636-1067, Email: melissa(at)thefresh20(dot)com
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