Long Beach Fresh Hosts Good Food is Good Health Luncheon

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Long Beach Fresh, in collaboration with the Office of Congressman Alan Lowenthal, is showcasing sustainable food innovation for health and child care institutions of the greater Long Beach area this month at the Good Food is Good Health Luncheon.

“We’re excited to bring together Long Beach’s healthcare institutions with local innovators who are turning good food into good health,” said Long Beach Fresh co-director Ryan Smolar.

The event will be held at The Growing Experience Urban Farm in Long Beach, on Wednesday, September 23rd. The diverse panel of speakers includes Robert Egger of LA Kitchen, Patti Oliver of UCLA Medical Center and Health Care Without Harm, and Audra Wilford of MaxLove Project. Local chef Paul Buchanan of Primal Alchemy will cater the farm-to-table lunch.

Representatives from hospitals, nursing facilities, child care institutions, elected officials, chefs, and nutritionists are invited to the free event which includes a farm-to-table meal served at a Long Beach urban farm. Attendees will learn about local food assets and ways their institution can incorporate good food, from speakers who have successfully integrated sustainable, nutritious food programs in their respective institutions.

“The demand for local food, from school kids all the way through to seniors citizens, will provide forward-thinking communities with a real opportunity to create a vibrant, enriching local food system, and all the economic opportunities that come along with it,” said Robert Egger, president and founder of L.A. Kitchen.

Tickets are available free for local health and care institutional representatives, though interested supporters can provide an optional recommended donation of $30. For more information on the event and to RSVP, please visit www.lbfresh.org/lunch.

About Long Beach Fresh
Long Beach Fresh is a local food accelerator program and an advocating member of the California Food Policy Council. Long Beach Fresh is fiscally sponsored by Leadership Long Beach and funded by The California Endowment. They believe everyone should have affordable access to good food- food that is nutritious, culturally relevant, and that has integrity in how it is produced and distributed. To learn more, please visit www.lbfresh.org or contact ryan@lbfresh.org.

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