Eats and Beats

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Eating healthy these days is often more expensive than eating crap—and the crap is omnipresent in easily-accessible corner bodegas. Sure, some Philadelphia neighborhoods boast credible grocery stores; others at least benefit from occasional produce trucks within walking distance or a short SEPTA ride. Still, indulging in nutrient-free meals and snacks loaded with saturated fat, high fructose corn syrup and reckless amounts of sugar has become the norm for many. Striving to turn this beat around, the grassroots Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative (UNI for short) brings fresh veggies—and a fresh perspective—to the table in a continuous effort to change what’s in our cupboards. Its staff works collectively in 20 schools throughout Philly, consistently introducing students to fresh,  nutritious, locally grown produce and inspiring them to seek—and even help create—better food options for themselves and their families.

For the fifth year, UNI’s hosting its annual Eats & Beats fundraiser, designed not only to showcase their young charges’ literal and figurative fruits of labor, but also collect monies to send themselves to educational conferences, farm trips and leadership training. Your donation for entry includes entertainment by Takia McClendon and Babel, plus a locally sourced, organic four-course meal prepared and grown by the program’s teenaged interns. Come see them demonstrate how beneficial—and delicious—educating the community can be. // KENNEDY ALLEN

5:30pm. Suggested donation: $25. Mantua Haverford Community Center, 631 N. 39th St. urbannutrition.org
 

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WHEN
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Recurring: ONCE

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- Price: Unknown

WHERE
631 N. 39th St., Philadelphia, PA
One time only on 03/29/2014. .

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Mantua Community Center

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