Simmons Leading Entrepreneur Series presents Barbara Lynch April 29th

James Beard Award-winner and Relais & Châteaux Grand Chef Barbara Lynch is regarded as one of Boston's--and the country's--leading chefs and restaurateurs. As CEO of Barbara Lynch Gruppo, Barbara oversees the operations of eight concepts and employs over 200 people. In addition to running her company, Barbara has always recognized the importance of giving back to the community and has been involved in a number of philanthropic programs over the years.

In 2012, in an effort to make a more direct impact, she established the Barbara Lynch Foundation. The BLF is a charitable organization dedicated to helping Boston's communities create healthy and inspired futures for its youth by providing leadership and support to build life skills, to improve access to nutritious foods, and to empower families. The first initiative of the BLF, Meet the Worms!, was established to teach children of the Blackstone Elementary School in Boston about the importance of nutrition, exercise, and community involvement. This pilot program engages the students, parents, teachers, and community partners in creative and innovative ways to bring about healthy eating habits, media literacy, and a broader worldview through hands-on learning in the garden and in the classroom.

Date: Monday, April 29th

Time: 6:15-7:30 PM

Location: Simmons School of Management & Academic Building

5th Floor
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115

Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

Please register by email at cgo@simmons.edu by April 22, 2013.

AMUSE-BOUCHE:

For your previewing pleasure, the links below take you to additional information regarding our speaker and her Foundation's first initiative:

Barbara Lynch's TEDxBoston Talk: http://youtu.be/Vtg-COp2VYA

Barbara Lynch Foundation's Meet the Worms!: http://youtu.be/g6Xs5w_zXC0

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