Labor Day, Monday, September 7, 2009
Location: FRANKLIN PARK
Paru at San Jose Ave. in Alameda
The National Eat-In Potluck
Time: 11AM – 2 PM
Gather with friends, family, colleagues and neighbors - and people across America –
in a national day of action to support Good, Clean and Fair Food in our schools.
Come eat with friends and family in one of Alameda’s beautiful local parks. Enjoy Kids’ Art and Play with Food activity and hear a speaker panel on the Alameda Schools lunch program. The Slow Food “Time for Lunch” program supports givingour schools the resources they need to serve Real Food. Bring food to share that is Good, Clean and Fair, chairs or a blanket to sit on, and eating utensils for your family group.
The Big Picture:
The President is calling for health care reform and the First Lady is teaching kids to grow food on the White House Lawn. This fall, Congress will debate the Child Nutrition Act, which is the law that determines what kind of food is provided for kids at school. By giving schools the resources to serve Real Food, we can give our children a better future and a better world of opportunity, security and good health.With proven links between healthy food and a good quality of life, or between cheap food andrising health care costs, it’s important to nourish our children well and to teach them about RealFood both at home and at school. Real Food is good at every link in the chain. It tastes good, it’sgood for us, it’s good for the people who grow it, it’s good for our country and it’s good for theplanet. Let’s support our schools by giving them the resources to serve Real Food, instead of theprocessed foods that endanger our children’s health.
To Raise Awareness at the Local Level:
Slow Food Alameda is hosting the Alameda Town Eat-In Potluck and reaching out to everyone in the community who cares about the well being ofour children: parents, family members, teachers, librarians, doctors, school administrators andboard members, civic leaders, community organizations and churches, and the kids themselves.Find out more at http://www.slowfoodusa.org/, where Slow Food President Josh Viertalexplains the Time for Lunch Campaign and it’s easy to:
- Sign the Time for Lunch petition
- Contact your legislators