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Eat in, Act out -- celebrating local foods

  • Subject: [cg] Eat in, Act out -- celebrating local foods
  • From: betsyjohnson@speakeasy.net
  • Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2006 12:37:18 +0000
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The Boston-based Food Project is currently organizing thesecond annual ?Eat In, Act Out?, a week of community sponsoredevents across the nation that celebrate the importance of enjoying local foods(July 31st ? August 6th). 

The main themes of this week are:
To encourage communities to eat locally and think critically about their food choices; to build a sustainable food system where everyone has access to affordable, healthy food; to highlight the capabilities and importance of youth in this movement.

A few past events have included: organizing a bike tour of local farms/gardens, working with chefs to offer a nightly meal made from local ingredients, hosting a food-related community forum or movie, offering youth-led cooking classes, visiting store managers and encouraging them to sell more local produce, etc. There are endless possibilities that can be tailored to meet the needs of your community.

It seems like the potential benefits of this week are strong: cementing community partnerships, bringing awareness tolocal food issues, increasing sales of area produce, and increasing the media attention you can bring to your work,etc. 

For more information and planning suggestions for ?Eatin, Act out? week, visit: http://www.thefoodproject.org/blast/internal1.asp?ID=226 OR contact Monica Pless at mpless@thefoodproject.org

You can visit the Food Project at: www.thefoodproject.org

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