John Turenne and Sustainable Food Systems have long been a force in the sustainable food movement, particularly in schools where we continue to receive national and international acknowledgement and recognition. These credits speak to our passion, vision, and successes as Sustainable Food Systems continues to bridge the gap between traditional and sustainable food systems.

Below is a list of some of our recent media.

Media Highlights

Press Releases

Culinary Innovator Partners with Manchester Community College in CT in Creating Sustainable Food-Service Management Program


Eating to Live Healthily

In his series about the four pillars of sustainable food, John Turenne FCSI turns his attention to the importance of health and wellbeing.

Where’s the Justice?

To really deliver sustainable policies, we need to go a bit deeper and address issues of social justice.

Sustaining the Little Guy

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together,” said Van Gogh. Can life imitate art, asks John Turenne FCSI?

Finding a Remedy

We can all help to reduce global food waste and the impact our food supply has on the environment, says John Turenne FCSI

A Recipe for Success

John Turenne, FCSI kicks off his new regular column in Foodservice Consultant Magazine on the growing importance of sustainability in the foodservice industry.

EatDrinkShopCook: School lunches start making the (healthy) grade
Sirius Stars 107 Talking Sustainable Food with Janette Barber - 6/21/2012
About Harvest - Breaking New Ground in the Food Industry - 6/18/2012
New Haven Independent - The Cafeteria Needs To Become A Classroom - 5/31/2012
Wonderful article about Alden Cadwell one of our chef consultants
Boston Globe - A revolution in Concord’s cafeterias - 5/30/2012
BioCycle Magazine - Serving Up Sustainable Food Service Options - 4/2012
About Harvest - What the Heck is Sustainable Food? (part 1) - 4/11/2012 and (part 2) - 4/18/2012
The Charleston Gazette - Great Kanawha Food Fight - 4/10/2012
Huffington Post Food – USDA to Americans: You’ll Eat Pink Slime Whether You Want It or Not – 3/19/2012
The Darien Patch - John Turenne and Christina Haskin talk sustainable food the local cable TV show Christina - 3/5/2011
Food Sleuth Radio: Melinda Hemmelgarn interviews Chef John Turenne on Sustainable Food Systems - 1/19/2012
FCSI The Americas Quarterly - Making A Sustainable Change - 1st Q 2012

FCSI The Americas Quarterly - Food Revolution - John Turenne - 4th Q 2011

Jamie Oliver Ltd Website - John Turenne - Food Service Professional
Jamie Oliver Ltd Website - The Maine Ingredient - What’s On Your Plate
The Portland Phoenix - Digging Into School Nutrition - 8/17/2011
New York Times - Defying a Stereotype With Gourmet Dishes - 7/29/2011
Sustainable CT - The Great School Food Makeover - John Turenne - 4/2011
Fairfield Green Food Guide - From Dollars and Cents to Common Sense: John Turenne - 3/25/2011 (profile)
Bozeman Daily Chronicle - Food fair bring local treats to campus - 2/9/2011
Hartford Advocate - Genetically Modified Alfalfa Raises Concern Among New England’s Organic Farmers - 2/8/2011
WV Public Broadcasting - Kanawha County considers school food transformation - 11/4/2010
Revolution NOW! Eyewitness News WCHS -Menu For Change Pt. 1 Kanawha County Schools Look To Change Menus For Better - 10/29/2010 (video)
Revolution NOW! Eyewitness News WCHS -Menu For Change Pt. 2 Changes to Kanawha County School Menus- How Will It Work? - 11/5/2010 (video)