Bethesda, MD
Concord St. Andrews United ...
Real Food Festival
Sat, October 28, 2017 9:00AM to 1:30PM (Eastern)
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Family Sponsor [+] 10/24/2017 $100.00
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Adult  10/28/2017 $20.00
Family (up to 2 adults + children)  10/28/2017 $35.00
Child (under 15 must be accompanied by adult)  10/28/2017 $10.00
Adult 1/2 day volunteer [+] 10/25/2017 $10.00
Reduced rate for adults who will volunteer for approximately 1/2 of the event then attend the rest of the event. Please sign up for volunteer slots here: http://tinyurl.com/realfoodfestvol
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Bring your kids to learn to cook a school lunch entrée with a local chef then support the chef in serving and presenting the entrée to the participants. All kids will then vote on their favorite school lunch entrée to pick a winner to suggest to MCPS!

The festival will start with a variety of workshops in two slots (9:30-10:30 a.m. and 10:45-11:45 a.m.) for kids and parents on cooking, nutrition, mindfulness, yoga and other wellness topics. Confirmed workshops so far are: 
  • Cooking Teams with Local Chefs (for kids 10-18; only 11 slots left, so sign up soon buy choosing buy a ticket!)
  • Meal Prepping with Whole Foods with Melissa Brescia (for teens and adults)
  • Raising Healthy Eaters: How to Win the Mealtime War with Jessica Braider (for adults)
  • Kid's Fruit Salad Making with Dawson's Market (ages 4–11; under 5 must have parent with them)
  • Plant Sciences and Raw Foods with Hira Chowdhary (ages 12-16)
  • Plant Sciences and Raw Foods with Hira Chowdhary (ages 4-11; under 5 must have parent with them)
  • Yoga, Mindfulness and Fun for Kids (ages 5-10)
  • Small Bites with Common Threads (ages 3-5; must be potty trained)
  • Stakeholders Forum (teen-adult)
The main room will feature tables from local wellness organizationsReal Food Festival and restaurants with samples of their healthy food options.

Kids who team up with local chefs will be given a cooking lesson on preparing a school lunch entrée during the first workshop slot and can pick another workshop for the second time slot. At noon, the teams will present their entrées and offer samples to all participants, then all the students will vote on their favorite chef/student entrée and select a winner from the teams. 

To be sure to reserve your spot, buy your tickets now! If tickets are left, the will be available on site.
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All funds will go towards supporting Real Food for Kids – Montgomery’s work of bringing real, whole, local, sustainable and nutrient-rich foods to Real Food Festivalchildren in MCPS. Our organization’s top four advocacy priorities to improve the health of Montgomery County’s children are: 
  • Putting best practices salad bars in all MCPS schools;
  • Moving from serving processed, reheated food to food cooked from scratch either in the MCPS central facility or in school kitchens where available;
  • Reducing sugar in school foods; and
  • Removing junk food marketing from schools.
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