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On Saturday, September 22, Assemblymember Roger Dickinson is hosting a free food literacy fair in Sacramento in partnership with nonprofit California Food Literacy Center, and the Oak Park Farmers Market, a project of NeighborWorks Sacramento. At 10:30am, Dickinson will welcome attendees at a brief press conference followed by a food demonstration featuring a local chef and her 15-year-old sous chef, a participant in this month's food literacy recipe contest.
Dickinson’s Assembly Concurrent Resolution 161 establishes every September as Food Literacy Awareness month in California. At the fair, attendees will learn about food from the ground up and how to make more informed food choices that are good for people and the planet. The event will feature cooking demonstrations, physical activities and games, local chefs, live music, and informational booths on health and nutrition.
Food literacy means understanding the impact of your food choices on your health, your family, the environment, and the community. In California alone, about 38% of children and almost 28% of adults are considered obese. Obesity increases the likelihood of multiple ailments, such as diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension. Education about food literacy and healthy nutrition is critical to addressing the obesity epidemic.
Saturday, September 22 9:00am – 1:00pm
35th Street & 5th Avenue, across from McGeorge School of Law