~ Time For Lunch ~
Slow Food South Bay's Time For Lunch Eat-In
Monday, September 7th, 2009 (Labor Day)
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Associated Students House, El Paseo de San Carlos, near 4th St
San Jose State University
Slow Food's Time For Lunch National Eat-In is almost here and Slow Food South Bay has big plans. We're going to make history as one of more than 250 Eat-Ins, taking place in all 50 states, which will happen this Labor Day. Mark your calendar for Monday, September 7, and plan to join us for lunch, speakers and activities at San Jos State University. This is your chance to support Real Food in our schools and encourage Congress to improve our children's health by better funding school lunches, and requiring healthy food as part of those lunches, when they re-authorize the Childhood Nutrition Act later this year.
We, and our local partners,Veggielution, the SJSU Urban Planning Coalition and the Nutrition and Food Science Club of SJSU, will hold our Eat-In next to the Associated Students House on the San Jose State campus (map), on El Paseo de San Carlos, near 4th St, in downtown San Jose from 11:30 AM until 2:30 PM. We'll start with speakers who will tell us a bit about school lunches and what we can do to make them better. We'll share lunch together in the beautiful California sun with friends, neighbors and other concerned citizens. And we'll have activities for the kids, and letter writing tables and petitions for all to sign.
Bring your family. Tell your friends. Spread the word. You won't want to miss this important event.
Dr. Eugene Cordero, Associate Professor of Meteorology at San Jose State University and co-author (with chef Laura Stec) of Cool Cuisine: Taking the Bite out of Global Warming.
Amie Frisch, co-founder of Veggielution, San Jose's Urban Farming Project.
Chef Michelle Sugiyama, of Mindful Eating, will give a talk that will help parents prepare simple, healthy breakfasts and lunches for their children.
You may have heard that an Eat-In is a potluck. It can be, but our permit with San Jose State does not allow us to hold a potluck. So, we are holding a picnic instead. We will not set up a central table. Bring lunch for yourself, your family or your group.
If you want some ideas for what to make, check out some potluck/picnic ideas from out national partner, Eating Well Magazine.
Please do not bring any alcoholic beverages to this event.
We will have some tables and chairs. But there is a great lawn. Bring a picnic blanket if you want and plan to spread out. And bring some kind of umbrella if you are inclined.
Take VTA's Light rail if you can. The Paseo de San Antonio station is about 3 blocks away on 2nd St, between San Carlos and San Fernando.
Parking is free in most lots and garages in San Jose on holidays. There are free lots at 4th St & San Fernando and at 2nd St & San Carlos, both within 2 blocks of our Eat-In.
Look for our banners at the SJSU gate at 4th and San Carlos.
Plan to eat well and to have fun.
Download the flyer for Slow Food South Bay's Eat-In.
Download the June 23, 2009 press release for Slow Food's Time for Lunch program.
Download the August 27, 2009 press release for Slow Food South Bay's Eat-In.
Download the August 31, 2009 press release for Slow Food's Time for Lunch event.
Read all about Slow Food USA's Time For Lunch campaign.