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Six Sacramento restaurants, including Firehouse, Dad's Kitchen, R15, Cafe Bernardo, The Shady Lady and La Bonne Soupe Cafe will feature a Food Literacy Sandwich on their menus Sept. 2-8 in honor of Food Literacy Month. Restaurants interested in participating can contact California Food Literacy Center founder Amber Stott at email@example.com.
“Food literacy is about understanding the impact of our food choices on our health, the environment and our community. The restaurants participating in our sandwich campaign will show the community the many different ingredients that can make up a healthy and delicious sandwich. We hope it will inspire people to create their own food literacy sandwich recipes,” Stott said.
The Food Literacy Restaurant Sandwich Campaign kicks off a series of events in Sacramento that promote healthy, sustainable eating during the month of September, including a Kids Food Literacy Sandwich Contest, Food Literacy Fair and a launch party. Assemblymember Roger Dickinson authored ACR-161, a resolution sponsored by the California Food Literacy Center, to declare September Food Literacy Month and to raise awareness about food literacy on the state level. For more information, visit www.californiafoodliteracy.org.
The California Food Literacy Center was established in July 2011 to help kids improve their knowledge, attitude and behavior toward food through community food education. The organization empowers K-5 students to explore new foods, learn to cook healthy, sustainable snacks and make smart choices. Students learn fruit and vegetable appreciation, how to read nutrition labels, basic cooking skills and environmental impacts of their food choices. The California Food Literacy Center’s efforts are yielding positive changes in perceptions of healthy food among youth. Before the organization began its food literacy curriculum, 82 percent of K-1st graders at Capitol Heights Academy said that healthy snacks did not taste good. After one month of food literacy education, 92 percent of the kids replied yes when asked the same question. For more information about the California Food Literacy Center and how to get involved, visit www.californiafoodliteracy.org.