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Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution is Coming to Morris County
In conjunction with The Jamie Oliver Foundation, the Morris County Park Commission is hosting the second annual, Food Revolution Weekend Friday and Saturday, May 17 and May 18.  The Food Revolution is a global movement share information, talents, and resources and also to pass on their knowledge and highlight the world’s food issues with the goal to increase awareness on preventing diet-related diseases and to be able to make healthier choices.

Celebrate this important initiative to promote food education through lectures, exhibits, and demonstrations. Kick off the weekend festivities on Friday, May 17, Historic Speedwell in Morristown at Food to Faces program where kids ages six and older learn the basics of portraiture and create a self-portrait using images of food. In the evening, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., don’t miss out on a special a lecture by Dr. Bump, Doctor of Functional Medicine and Nutrition to learn about Genetically Modified Organisms, decoding food labels, and tools for combating childhood obesity. Bring a locally sourced, healthy dish to this pot luck event, and share the recipe.

On Saturday, May 18, at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Food Revolution Day offers a myriad of fun food demonstrations, such as juicing, making smoothies and more, as well as fitness activities, games, and exhibits on diet and health. The cost for all the Food Revolution Weekend events are FREE.

Morris County Park Commission, is one of the region’s best park systems in the state of New Jersey, currently protects and maintains 18,600 acres at 38 distinct sites and a year-round calendar of events and activities.