The Coalition for Heathy School Food (CHSF), a non-profit dedicated to nutrition education and introducing plant-based foods to schools, is hosting the Green Apple eSummit, a free four-day online event aimed at keeping children and families of all socioeconomic levels healthy while attending school during the COVID-19 pandemic. It runs from October 24-28 and will feature 20 expert speakers focused on nutrition, education, and medicine.

Included among the speakers are Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and New York City public school principals Bob Groff and Ruth Stanislaus. Nutritionist Tracye McQuirter, founder of the 10,000 Black Vegan Women Movement, filmmaker Marisa Miller-Wolfson, and Plant-Based on a Budget author Toni Okamoto will also speak during the event.

“This is a vital moment for accurate health and nutrition information for the entire family and school community, whether students are learning at home or in a classroom,” CHSF executive director Amie Hamlin said in a press release. “Low-income communities are particularly impacted by recent changes in schooling, so as parents and educators The Coalition for Healthy School Food will continue its advocacy to help kids thrive.”

Following the eSummit, author and chef Ayinde Howell will host a fundraising gala featuring guest speakers and a silent auction. Tickets start at $25, and the gala’s proceeds will help fund free school programs, especially for Title 1 schools, which are deemed high-priority for funding to prevent at-risk youth from falling behind academically.

To register for the free eSummit or purchase gala tickets, visit the event website here.