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Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Comes to Morris County

May 01, 2013 09:38AM

Partnering with the Jamie Oliver Foundation, the Morris County Park Commission is hosting the second annual Food Revolution Weekend, Friday and Saturday, May 17 and May 18The Food Revolution is a global movement that shares information, talents, resources and knowledge of the world’s food issues with the goal of helping people to make healthier food choices and prevent diet-related disease.

The festivities kick off on Friday, May 17 at 2pm at Historic Speedwell in Morristown with the Food to Faces program in which kids ages six and older create a self-portrait using images of food.  From 6 to 8pm,there will be a Snack and Learn: a potluck dinner (bring a locally sourced, healthy dish and recipe to share) and a lecture on genetically modified organisms that wil loffer tips on decoding food labels and provide tools for combating childhood obesity.

On Saturday, May 17, from 11am to 4pm, Food Revolution Day, held at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township, offers a myriad of fun food demonstrations, health and wellness vendors, fitness activities, games and exhibits on diet and health. All weekend events are free.

For more information, visit Morrisparks.net/calendars.asp.  

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