On May 17 we held a pre-Food Revolution Day rally at Ellenville’s Moonlit Farmers Market in East Boca Raton. Every Thursday night this beautiful garden centers transforms into a new kind of family friendly laid back place to hang out, shop local vendors, eat a healthy dinner, listen to live music, shop local and organic produce and let the kids play on the lawn. On May 17 we brought a few more additions to this already inspiring place. Three cooking demonstrations were made possible by the generous donations of Boca Raton’s Whole Foods. The cooking demonstrations featured Chef Ursula of Divine Dining Florida, Corynn Poirrier Registered Dietitian and Jade Fink member of the Boca Raton Junior League and Boca Raton’s Community garden. Whole Foods was also on hand to provide a healthy “guess the food” activity and offer more healthy snacks. Victoria Green with Sunflower Creative Arts provided material for the kids to make their own packet of sunflower seeds. Brandi Thompson with ABCD Eat Right set up a station to make chef hats and decorate wooden spoons. A surprise story-teller, Mij, provided loads of entertainment for the kids.
Kristin from Whole Foods Boca Raton provided a fun interactive activity.
Chef Ursula of Divine Dining Florida made Fruity lil'pillars.
Victoria green with Sunflower Creative Arts.
Corynn Poirrier RD,LD- local nutrition expert made a fruity sorbet.
The Junior League of Boca Raton set up a healthy granola bar.
Mij the amazing and captivating story teller.
On May 19, the official Food Revolution Day, we had an exciting event at Bedners Farmers Market in Boynton Beach. Bedner’s Farm offers local farm fresh produce along with U-picks, tram rides and local vendors. For Food Revolution Day two large tents were set up to host two cooking demonstrations lead by Chef Ursula of Divine Dining of Florida and Connie Rieser of Diet by Design of Boynton Beach. Local vendors such as ABCD Eat Right, Rachel’s Wellness, Fit Foodz Cafe, Crossfit Kids, Kangen Water, Naturally Green Home, Pilates of Boca Raton and Arbonne were also on hand.
Chef Ursula of Divine Dining of Florida made Fruity lil' pillars.
Connie Reiser RD,LD- local nutrition expert with Diet by Design made a healthy trail mix.
The final tally has not been collected as of today but Food Revolution Day was scheduled in 660 cities in 63 different countries! Thanks to all of the Palm Beach County members that made the week of events a success and helped spread the word about nutrition education.