Thursday, September 3, 2009

Eating With Purpose

One thing that I love about living in The Heights is someone here is always on a mission. This week's mission: Healthy food in schools. And, also in typical Heights fashion, the way to do it is through engaging our sense of community. In conjunction with the national Slow Foods movement "day of action", an Eat In (read: pot luck) is being held in The Heights.

If you don't have anything going on Monday (except nursing your hangover), join me and some other fun Heights residents for a pot luck lunch at Heights Presbyterian Church on 18th. Reverend Downs from HPC has generously opened his Fellowship Hall to host the Eat In.

Communities like ours all across the nation are breaking bread to show that America cares about what our children eat in schools. The impetus is the Child Nutrition Act is up for reauthorization this fall. Throughout the U.S., Slow Foods hopes potlucks will bring people together. At our Heights event and others like it, pictures will be taken and sent to Slow Foods which they will then present to Congress about the desire to get children the real food they need.

What is "real food?" For Slow Foods, real food is good at every link in the chain. It tastes good, it’s good for us, it’s good for the people who grow it, it’s good for our country and it’s good for the planet. Real food costs more money and currently, after expenses, schools are left with only $1.00 per day to pay for lunches. The organization is having this day of Eat Ins to prove we can do better.

Please join your local Eat-In at

11:00 am at Heights Presbyterian
Church, 240 W. 18th Street
You can RSVP at
Call 281-881-3881 for information and to RSVP.
If you want to join us, bring a dish to share (a good guideline is at least enough to feed the people in your party).

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