Bluegrass Joins Food Revolution DayWed 16 May 2012
Story by Jenny Adkins
Midway, Kentucky Food Revolution
The Bluegrass Food Revolution was formed in response to Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution television show. I was inspired to find likeminded people in central Kentucky who were interested in promoting healthy cooking and advocating for change.
We currently have 68 members in our Facebook group and we’re getting ready to host our first public event! Hopefully this exposure will allow the group to grow and we start having more local events such as dinner parties and community education events.
One goal of the Bluegrass Food Revolution group is to advocate for change in our local schools. We believe that just as public schools are committed to academic excellence, they should also be committed to teaching our children healthy eating habits, starting in the cafeteria. We believe that Kentucky should be a leader in eliminating flavored milk in our cafeterias and thereby setting a standard of nutrition excellence in our state and nation.
Educating Our Community On Food Revolution Day
On Food Revolution Day, May 19th, we’ll be setting up a tent at the Woodford County Farmer’s Market downtown Versailles, Kentucky (near Lexington). Heirloom Restaurant of Midway, Kentucky and Good Foods Co-op of Lexington have donated gift certificates to be raffled off, with all proceeds going to the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation to support food education worldwide. In addition, Pitstop Crops, a local CSA from Lexington, will be on-site to discuss the benefits of eating fresh, local produce and will be passing out seasonal recipes and other goodies. Midway Presbyterian Church has provided flyers detailing their community garden project which provides over 500lbs each summer to local food banks.
Stop by and introduce yourself and check out our community education presentation. Sign Jamie’s Food Revolution petition while you’re at it and buy a couple of raffle tickets! Bring the kids with you. We’ll have a fun produce guessing game with prizes and kid-friendly recipes to take home.
You can find out more information on our Blue Grass Food Revolution Facebook page.
About the author: Jenny Adkins is a true Food Revolutionary! As the founder of the Bluegrass Food Revolution Community group, Jenny is motivating her community to stand up for real food on Food Revolution Day.
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