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8th Annual Food & Wine Celebration to benefit Veggie U

8th Annual Food & Wine Celebration to benefit Veggie U
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On July 17, 2010, Chef Zane and 30 of the top chefs from around the country are converging on Ohio to attend the 8th Annual Veggie U Food & Wine Celebration. Why? Because it benefits an organization solely focused on helping kids become healthy adults…Veggie U! Veggie_U_square

Veggie U, a not-for-profit organization at the Culinary Vegetable Institute, is committed to fostering a synergy between educational, nutritional and agricultural goals to combat the rising epidemic of childhood obesity. Veggie Ujoined forces with tops chefs, such as Holmquist, some of the area’s finest educators, a nutritionist and a local physician to see how the program could impact the childhood obesity challenge.

A group of area Master Teachers spent more than 18 months volunteering their free time to formulate a curriculum teaching an Earth to Table™ concept aimed at fourth graders. A kit complete with seeds, soil, flats, root view boxes, grow lights and a worm farm gives teachers needed materials for this hands-on study. These materials allow the student to see, hear, taste, feel and experience the process of planting, growing and harvesting a crop in their classroom. And the best outcome is the opportunity to eat their results!

It’s through fundraising events like the 8th Annual Food & Wine Celebration, as well as generous private and corporate donations, that Veggie U can continue to promote good eating habits for generations to come. 

For over 25 years The Chef’s Garden has been renown for supplying the worlds best Chef’s and restaurants, including Chef Zane and the Glitretind, and now you can bring that reputation and nutrition home to your kitchen!