Wednesday, October 29, 2008


"An Evening with Dr. Antonia Demas"

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Indianola Alternative School, 100 West 4th Avenue, Columbus 43201

Reception & Food Tasting from 6:30-7pm

Keynote Speaker: Dr.Antonia Demas 7-8:30pm

Sponsored by The Greener Grocer and Two Caterers

Local Matters, a nonprofit organization that plays a leadership role in providing equal access to healthy, locally grown food for everyone in our community, invites you to join Dr. Antonia Demas for a special evening of discussion about the importance of healthy, nutritious food in each of our lives and especially its effects and benefits for our children.

Dr. Demas has taught food studies in a variety of educational settings to people of diverse ages, ethnicities, and economic backgrounds all of her life. After graduating from Godard College with a B.A. in Community Nutrition, she worked for 20 years in food education before completing a Ph.D. at Cornell University.

Dr. Demas will begin speaking at 7pm and will talk about her book, "Food is Elementary", a hands-on, experiential food-based curriculum designed for teachers and trained food educators. This book contains 28 sequential (and 8 supplemental) lessons with age-appropriate lesson plans for pre-K through 2nd grade and 3rd grade through 8th grade, in addition to equipment lists and “how to” guidelines. Additionally, Dr. Demas will also answer questions from the audience in a town hall style format.

The evening will begin with a tasting of delicious, local foods, hosted by The Greener Grocer and their “green” catering partner, Two Caterers. The cooking teams will prepare several recipes from the "Food is Elementary Curriculum” and as our guest, you will have the opportunity to get to know each other and enjoy some of Ohio's best local products!

We encourage you to attend this evening and to join in this discussion about the role of food in our schools and it’s effects on our children’s health and performance. We also encourage you to invite other members of your community, including professionals in other fields, who could benefit from this conversation and help Local Matters promote our mission of equal access to healthy, nutritious food for everyone in our community.

Please call 614.263.5662 or email with any questions.

We look forward to seeing you!

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