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Food Revolution Day
In Coordination with The Jamie Oliver Foundation’s Food Revolution Day,
Morris County Park Commission Presents Food Culture Revolution
First-ever day of action marks commitment to food education in communities, schools, and businesses worldwide.

WHAT: Morris County Park Commission is hosting Food Revolution Day in conjunction with The Jamie Oliver Foundation. It is a global initiative to stand up for real food. “Thousands of people worldwide will participate in events to raise awareness on preventing diet-related diseases, and to arm people with the knowledge and tools to make healthier food choices.”

Enjoy fun fitness activities across Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, including nature walks, 20-minute exercise routines designed for all ages, and Charleston Dance lessons. Listen to a variety of lectures beginning at the top of every hour with topics ranging from Genetically Modified Organisms to childhood obesity awareness to the benefits of a raw vegetarian diet. Demonstrations and cooking tutorials are given every hour on a variety of cooking topics. Activities are ongoing throughout the day so guests can stop by for just one activity, or enjoy the entire celebration!

All ages are invited to celebrate food, history, culture and healthy cooking at Food Revolution Day. Grow it Green Morristown will be participating in all of the events. Other local wellness and cultural organizations are also participating.

WHY: “The majority of the world’s population is more likely to die from obesity than from hunger. In fact, in America, more people die from diet-related diseases every year than drugs, alcohol, and war combined. Kids are growing up overweight and malnourished from a diet of processed foods.”

WHEN: On Saturday, May 19 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm 73 Kahdena Road, Morristown, NJ.

COST: Admission for the Food Revolution Day is FREE. Guests of all ages are invited to celebrate this day. While attending the event, guests have access to tour the
farm for regular admission costs,$6 for adults, $5 for seniors (+65), $4 for children ages 4- 16, $2 for children ages 2 and 3, and FREE for children under 2.

CONTACT: Melanie Bump

SAMPLE TWEET: Join @MorrisParksNJ and @jamieoliver for #foodrevolution day. Stand up for real food and get involved May 19!

HASHTAG: #foodrevolution

The Morris County Park Commission,
the largest park system in the state of New Jersey,
currently protects and maintains 18,500 acres at
38 distinct sites and a year-round calendar of events and activities.