Local Food, Local Health

Posted by on July 7, 2006

Local Food, Local Health ? Wednesday, July 19th
Sustainable Business Network?s July Meeting
Wednesday, July 19th: 6:30PM-8:30PM
Tabernacle United Church Community Room
3700 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

RSVP Requested by July 17th!

There is much more to eating local than the current fuel crisis! You’ve probably heard a lot lately about the benefits of eating food grown close to home. Perhaps you do your best to shop at local farmer’s markets and eat at restaurants that buy from local farmers. It’s wonderful to know some of the people who grow your food or to know you are helping a family stay on the farm, not to mention all the ecological reasons. But have you taken a minute to notice how it makes you feel? How it effects your wellbeing and why?

Join the SBN Food Building Block for a discussion of the health benefits of eating locally grown food. Hear from the people trying to get local food into your schools and hospitals or simply their own families and neighborhoods. As always, to grease the wheels of conversation, we will have delicious food and drink grown and prepared right in this region. This event is being held as part of Buy Fresh, Buy Local Week. For more information about Buy Fresh, Buy Local, please visit: http://www.whitedogcafefoundation.org/

Panel will include:

* Diane Moore, Women?s Health and Environmental Network
* Marilyn Waxman, The Nourishing Well
* Haile Johnston and Tatiana Granados, East Park Revitalization Alliance
* Emma Kirwan, Farm Ecology Student-run Program at University of Pennsylvania
* Representative from Food Trust Kindergaren Initiative
* Representative from Urban Nutrition Initiative

Cost: $15; $10 for members (includes refreshments)

RSVP by July 17th to leanne@sbnphiladelphia.org

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