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Livingston is Participating in Food Day 2012

Throughout the month of October there are many Food Day events planned in Livingston and residents and non-residents are welcomed and encouraged to participate. Food Day, sponsored by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, is a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. Last year, for the first time, over 2,500 events were held in all 50 states in homes, schools, congregations, farmers markets, restaurants, libraries, supermarkets and businesses.  Food Day is held on October 24th, but efforts can be held anytime throughout the year. 

The concept of Food Day was introduced to Livingston by the United Way’s Pantry Partners, which had successfully brought the concept to Montclair last year.  Expanding in the second year of participation, United Way Pantry Partners offered support to Livingston’s organizing efforts. Organizers attended a Livingston Public School’s Coordinated School Health Committee and presented the idea of Food Day in an effort to engage key partners and build on existing momentum surrounding healthy food initiatives.

Key partners in Livingston’s Food Day 2012 efforts include the West Essex YMCA, Livingston Township, Shoprite, Kings, Livingston Public Schools, Livingston Public Library, C.H.O.W, and other community groups.  Special thanks again to the West Essex Tribute for being a strong supporter of this work. 

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More than 10 events are planned and they include:

Tuesday, 10/9 12pm  Power Foods Tasting Tour at Livingston ShopRite with Christine Patorniti, RD. Space is limited; please email to reserve your spot.

Thursday, 10/11 7pm 

Healthy Eating on a Budget presentation by Christine Patorniti, ShopRite Dietitian.

Free community presentation through Township’s Senior & Adult Enrichment Program (at Community Center on Hillside).

 Sunday, 10/14

Stuff the Bus Food Drive for C.H.O.W. (Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse) The bus will make Stops at Shoprite (9am), Kings (9:40am), Mount Pleasant Elementary School (10:20am), Harrison Elementary School (10:50am), Temple Beth Shalom (11:30) and at the Livingston 2012 Fun Run for Health and Wellness (at High School at noon).  Kings is already pre-selling items to be put on the bus and Shoprite plans to do so next week.

Monday, 10/15 8pm

Food Day Proclamation to be read into record at Town Hall in demonstration of the Township’s support of healthy, affordable and sustainable foods.

Sunday, 10/21 2pm

“Forks over Knives” to be shown at the Livingston Public Library. The film examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.

Monday, 10/22 7pm

Co-op Purple Dragon presented by Charlotte Lee.

Free community presentation about this Co-op formed in 1987 to bring natural and organic foods into our area at prices closer to wholesale. Offered through Township’s Senior & Adult Enrichment Program (at Community Center on Hillside).

Wednesday, 10/24

Healthy Foods Drive (non-perishable items) at many Township’s Preschools and Fresh Foods Drive at Temple Beth Shalom preschool.

Wednesay, 10/24

YMCA preschoolers hear local author, Shari Bilt Boockvar, M.S., R.D., read her book, “How Austin Got His Muscles.

Wednesday, 10/24 1pm

Healthy Eating on a Budget by Christine Patorniti, R.D., Livingston ShopRite Dietitian.

Free community presentation through Township’s Senior & Adult Enrichment Program (at Community Center on Hillside).

Wednesday, 10/24 7pm 

Alma Schneider, LCSW, founder of Take Back the Kitchen and Parents Who Rock AND Today Show guest, presents Taking Back the Family Meal, a free community presentation about the health and emotional benefits of the family meal with tips for creating, planning, and executing menus.  Program is hosted by Township’s Senior & Adult Enrichment Program and sponsored by United Way of Northern New Jersey (at Community Center on Hillside).

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