“Eat Well, Be Well,” a Corvallis event meant to mark Food Day 2013, is scheduled for tonight at the First Presbyterian Church’s Dennis Hall at the corner of Monroe Avenue and Ninth Street.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with exhibits by local organizations. The program begins at 6 p.m. with brief presentations, tastings of local food, music and breakout sessions featuring these workshops:
• Dan Shapiro on the role of nutrition in a healthy lifestyle, including tips on how to eat locally and healthfully during the winter.
• Dr. Kyle Homertgen on his work with the chronically ill — and the difference that an improved diet has made in their recovery.
• Rebecca Fallihee from the Linus Pauling Institute’s Healthy Youth Program on its work with area schools, and how getting kids gardening at an early age fosters healthy childhood development.
• Linda Zeidrich on how to make cabbage kimchi and chili-garlic relish.
• Harry MacCormack on growing food for maximum nutrient density.
The event is among many others across the United States organized for the third national Food Day.
The public event is free, but donations of money or a can of quality food will be accepted at the door to benefit the South Corvallis Food Bank.
Sponsors of “Eat Well, Be Well” are First Alternative Natural Foods Co-op, Corvallis-Albany Farmers’ Markets, Corvallis Sustainability Coalition, League of Women Voters of Corvallis, The Linus Pauling Institute Healthy Youth Program, Slow Food Corvallis and Ten Rivers Food Web.
More information about Food Day 2013 is available online at www.foodday.org.