Wednesday, October 24, 2012

"Eating Real in Easton" Aims to Promote Healthy Eating

Today is "Food Day Lehigh Valley" and Easton will host one of the 17 events planned to celebrate the day and promote healthy eating habits.

Hosted by the Bethlehem-based Kellyn Foundation, a number of activities and events are scheduled to take place at Centennial Park, South 12th and Ferry streets, and at the Easton Area Community Center, 901 Washington St., including:
  • at 1 p.m., a general cleanup of the outdoor gardens at Centennial Park, home of Easton's Weed and Seed program.
  • at 3:30 p.m., Easton Middle School students will put new soil and mulch donated by Scott's Miracle-Gro in the gardens to prepare them for next spring's vegetable plantings of "Real Food".
  • at 5 p.m., at the Easton Area Community Center, the Kellyn Foundation will show how to prepare the food that will be served later and will highlight the benefits of "Real Food". There will also be special guests and English/Spanish recipes to take home
  • 5:30 p.m., dinner, with local apples donated by Bechtold's Orchards.
  • 6 to 7 p.m., educational table displays will promote knowledge and involvement
The Kellyn Foundation has presented a "Farm to School" program to all third grade classes in the Easton Area School District in the past few years, and promotes the benefits of choosing fresh, locally grown foods as a core part of its mission.

According to the Food Day national website, Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food, and the organization aims to promote safer and healthier diets, support sustainable and organic farms, reduce hunger, reform factory farms, and .support fair working conditions for food and farm workers.

For more about "Eating Real in Easton", click here. To see other Food Day Lehigh Valley events, click here.

To read more about the Kellyn Foundation, visit their website at

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