Food Revolution back in New Canaan
Published 5:56 pm, Wednesday, May 13, 2015
The Jamie Oliver Food Revolution returns to New Canaan's Elm Street Pop Up Park to team up with local restaurants and stores on Saturday morning to get kids to try different foods.
The event will be from 10 a.m. to noon and is designed to teach children about healthy eating. Children who are registered in advance are issued a "Bravery Passport," and take a walking journey to participating restaurants to try challenging foods like cheese, fish or vegetable-based dishes in hopes of opening their minds. For each food tried, the children receive a stamp on their passport.
"Food Ambassador" Rachel Lampen says: "Last year New Canaan was buzzing with 350 children. They each sampled things they wouldn't normally try-- kale smoothies, cockscomb, escargot, octopus, stewed calamari and stinky cheese. It was a crazy couple of hours, but educational and huge fun for everyone. It also showcased New Canaan's fabulous dining scene."
To register, visit http://www.hamlethub.com/ncfoodrevolution.