Food is at the heart of everything. — The Jamie Oliver Foundation
Life is hectic. Even as a kid, breakfasts were small, prepackaged, and harried, but dinner was the one time when my family could spend time together over a home-style Puerto Rican meal. The temptation for fast food has started to seep into every aspect of our lives and has firmly anchored itself in schools where kids’ meals probably shouldn’t be sugar/sodium-filled, over-processed, and pre-cooked.
The Jamie Oliver Foundation seeks to educate children about growing and cooking fresh food, train them to be food industry professionals, and inspire them to make healthier food choices. In the spirit of the Food Revolution, the Jamie Oliver Foundation is launching the first ever international Food Revolution Day!
The Winter Park Harvest Festival, Edible Orlando, Slow Food Orlando, and Live Pretty have partnered to bring Food Revolution Day to Orlando through Family Urban Farm Tours to provide:
- Hands-on gardening tips
- Taste-testing fresh greens
- Cook-off featuring local chefs Dawn Viola, Elisa Scarpa, and Sarah Cahill
- Children’s art, planting activities, and entertainment provided by Florida Hospital’s Healthy 100
There will also be a food-lover’s raffle to support Florida schools through The Jamie Oliver Foundation food education box project featuring prizes from:
- Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando
- Whole Foods Market Winter Park
- Audubon Park Community Market
- Ethos Vegan Kitchen
- The Spice & Tea Exchange
WHEN: Saturday, May 19, 2012, Tours start at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 12 p.m.
WHERE: Winter Park Urban Farm (1650 Pine Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789)
- Park and play in nearby Phelps Park.
- Street parking is also available on the north side of Pine and Elm.
Raffle tickets available for $3 each the day of the event.
RSVP: Space is limited, so please register to attend online at livepretty.com/foodrevorlando.