Sunday, August 30, 2009

Slow Down


Slow Food USA has organized Time for Lunch, a National Day of Action to get real food in schools and improve lunch standards. Just in time for the Child Nutrition Act's re-authorization this fall, Slow Food is ramping up support for their platform through "Eat-Ins" across the country.

When my Houston neighbor searched for a local Eat-In, simply a potluck with friends and neighbors, she came up dry. But being the Go-Getter she is, Kristin embarked on a grass roots effort to get her city on the map! So Houstonites if you're up for supporting a great cause [!] and willing to meet some incredible new friends [!!] join Kristin and crew by slowing down, eating local food and having one heck of a time.

Heights Presbyterian Church
[event is not affiliated with any particular religion]
240 W 18th Street
Houston, TX 77008
September 7, 2009
11:00AM

If you're hungry for more information or to reserve a spot, email eatinhouston09@gmail.com. Please spread the word and be sure to sniff out events occurring in your own hometown!

[photo via Indybay.]

10 comments:

Frau said...

What a great idea! I hope it is a success.

Sarah said...

What a great cause you're bringing attention to! Thanks so much!

barchbo said...

As a former teacher and a current mentor in a public school, I have tried over the years to introduce the topic of healthy food choices to my kids. IT'S SO HARD! So many of them don't have anything resembling fresh food at home (don't get me started) and they are allowed to choose some of the most appalling things in the cafeteria. I love this and forwarded the details to my Houston pals. Am off to look up the Austin choices right now!

Chris Brown said...

Love it!

Sarah - La Jeune Marie said...

This is really cool. I might have to check it out!

Cupcake deLuxe said...

What a great idea! This is why I get up a little earlier every morning to pack Maggie's lunch. The school says they serve balanced meals but I've never seen chicken nuggets and pizza listed as balanced anywhere! Hope it is a success!

Jessica said...

Sounds fun, and I need all the help in the kitchen I can get!

TheBeautyFile said...

This sounds like a great idea. I really like the sound of this! Gonna check it out in NY.

Kristin said...

Courtney! This is great! Where did beautiful picture of soup come from?

stewart and james said...

my sister has been all about slow food usa lately. ( & i was able to sneak a mention into an article i wrote for a local publication last month ;) ) i am so loving seeing this proactivism!