Monthly Archives: March 2011

Food Allergy Kids of Atlanta’s Allergy Friendly Easter-Egg Hunt on 4/16/11

Food allergies change the way you see the world, one meal at a time. Holidays can be especially tough for families with food allergies. If you are in Atlanta, you may know about Food Allergy Kids of Atlanta. They are a wonderful nonprofit and they are hosting an allergy-friendly Easter Egg Hunt!

Food Allergy Kids of Atlanta’s Allergy Friendly Easter-Egg Hunt

Join us for an exciting, safe and fun-filled day as FA Kids of Atlanta celebrates Easter!
Special Guest Appearance:
The Easter Bunny!
Events Include:
Toy Filled Easter-Egg Hunt
(Grouped by age and will begin at 10:15 a.m.)
Bouncy House
Professional “Real” Bunny Photos Available
(packages starting at $20!)
And More!!!
In order to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all families, we ask that NO food is brought into this event. Bottled water will be provided!
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Date: Saturday, April 16, 2011
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
(Scheduled professional photos will begin at 9:00 a.m.)
Location: Garrard Landing Park, Roswell, GA
8000 Holcombe Bridge Rd., Alpharetta, GA  30076
RSVP-ASAP: confirm@fakidsatl.org with number of children attending & ages
Enter the water plant building entrance and then turn left to enter the park drive. Landmarks include fountains & a blue topped playground.
For specific directions, follow this link:  Garrard Landing Park

*Please note* FA Kids of Atlanta did NOT reserve the playground & pavilion area for this event.  We have no control of foods that may be carried in by the public. The FA Kids of Atlanta food-free event location will be roped off in a separate area, located in the grass fields.

Act Now for Healthier School Lunches for Our Children

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution has been a wonderful resource in educating our family about eating healthier food in the home and in school lunches. Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution movement is now asking parents concerned with the current state of unhealthy school lunches to speak out and tell the USDA how they should improve lunches with new changes coming to school food reform.

Stop feeding our children processed food and flavored milk with added sugar. Give them healthier choices and better nutrition and they will thrive in the classroom.

It only takes a click, an email and a share to spread the word and get parents to show the USDA that we care about our children’s health and education and that they must go hand in hand for a successful future for our children.

From the web site:

New legislation for school food that passed last fall means we have a huge opportunity to get better, healthier meals at school. But some powerful interests think that the current meals are good enough and don’t want the system to change. There is a risk that the healthy school food standards which the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has drafted will get watered down unless they hear from the public.

The proposed standards are not perfect but they are an important first step to putting more fresh, whole food on school menus across the country.

Will you join Jamie in speaking up for better lunch and send a comment to the USDA?

Did you know that every day, millions of kids eat highly processed foods for breakfast and lunch at school, when the best source of the nutrition they need is fresh, whole foods?

New legislation for school food that passed last fall means we have a huge opportunity to get better, healthier meals at school. But some powerful interests believe that the current meals are good enough and don’t want the system to change. There is a risk that the improved school meal standards which the USDA has drafted will get watered down unless they hear from the public.

Here are some emails that you can send or go to the website and fill out the short form to have your voice heard.

I just took action and submitted a comment to the USDA in support of more fresh, real food in schools – will you join me in doing the same?

www.jamiesfoodrevolution.com/usda

The USDA is asking the public to weigh in on their proposal to put more fresh, real food in schools and limit some of the junk, but not everyone thinks that we can afford to improve school meals this way. We need a strong show of support to make sure these changes are the start to a Food Revolution in America’s school cafeterias. You can take action here and the Food Revolution will deliver your comments – it only takes a moment!

www.jamiesfoodrevolution.com/usda