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Chef, local companies aim to improve Jacksonville’s health

Chef Clara LeBlanc of Tidbits Restaurants Inc., The Florida Baptist Children’s Home and G2 Labels aretidbits logo partnering to host Jacksonville’s Food Revolution, a call to action to make changes to get healthy. The event will be held on Friday, July 30, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the Florida Baptist Children’s Home Campus, 2300 Bartram Road, Jacksonville, FL 32207.

Modeled on Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution to save America’s health by changing the way Americans eat and exercise, these companies are taking the challenge to start a revolution for families on the First Coast. According to a report released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in May 2010, the rate of childhood obesity in the U.S. has more than tripled in the past 30 years, in all age, gender, race, ethnic background, and socioeconomic status categories. An on-line article posted on Jacksonville.com, July 7, 2010, reports that overall obesity rates in Florida and 27 other states increased last year. Twenty five percent of Florida’s residents are overweight. The result of obesity is an increase in risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and a variety of other life threatening conditions.

Jacksonville’s Food Revolution is open to all families, with no cost to attend. Activities will include fun fitness routines for families, healthy school lunch and snack displays, cooking demonstrations by Chef Clara, door prizes, and food samplings and beverages provided by Costco.

For more information on this event contact Aletta Walker, marketing director, at 904-398-2390 Make reservations at tidbitsinc@bellsouth.net.


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