Parents around the globe are concerned about the health and fitness of kids. Ann Butler, with Edible Education in Richmond, VA is doing something about it. She's bring a whole food revolution to the Richmond area.
Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution Day is May 17, 2013 and passionate parents and individuals are supporting the efforts to improve the nutrition of kids. This is an annual day of awareness to teach kids and parents about healthier eating.
In 2012, Richmond had 33 restaurants feature specials for the event. Ann Butler and Edible Education also promoted the event through many other avenues:
- 800 elementary school students prepared and ate spinach and strawberry salads with Edible Education chefs
- Five (5) farm markets promoted the efforts with donations to FeedMore totaling 150 pounds
- The Food Truck Rally gathered at 17th Street Market Place for a neighborhood first with free spinach and strawberry salads and recipes for the general public
- A Faces of Hope 5k featured a mobile Field of Dreams Farm Market with fresh produce for everyone
- Urban Backyard Farmers planted a new garden in the Woodville Community, hosting a cookout for neighbors
- Local television and video support was communicated throughout the celebration of healthy food
There are many ways for local Richmond residents to participate in this year's Food Revolution Day. Visit Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution website to download resources and toolkits to get started.
Consider donating food and other goods for the Richmond event. Edible Education needs paper goods, fresh produce, prizes, and educational items for the 1,000 elementary students. Contact Jennifer Madden at email@example.com or call 606.316.9428.