The Jamie Oliver Food Revolution is coming to New Canaan

CTbites Team

Designed to educate children about healthy eating while getting them to try something new, a Pop Up Park will be created (off Elm Street) on Saturday May 17th between 9:30 – 11:30am. Kids can register for a fun food trail, and be entered into a drawing to win a special prize.

New Canaan residents Silvia Baldini, Founder / Chef Strawberry & Sage and Rachel Lampen RLPR Ltd, have volunteered their time to be the 2014 Food Revolution Ambassadors as one of four towns participating across Connecticut, as New Canaan joins Branford, Meriden, and Middletown.

Food Ambassador Rachel Lampen says: "We wanted to create something fun for all ages – from small kids all the way up to teenagers from New Canaan and the surrounding area. The day itself is all about trying different things and enjoying learning about various food types and flavors. Parents are encouraged to accompany the children, and visit the many wonderful restaurants in New Canaan. At this stage we really want to thank the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce for supporting us and enabling us to use the Pop Up Park on a busy Saturday morning. The restaurants have been terrific in dreaming up exciting and challenging things to try - now we just need the kids!"

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