See a Free Movie, Eat Free Food, Save the World!

What if you could make the world a better place — just by eating?

It could happen: less hunger, less disease, better health, economic prosperity.

You can find out how by coming to see a free, cool movie, eating some free, tasty food, and being introduced to the Live Well San Diego Food System Initiative.

County employees are invited to come Tuesday, Aug. 30 to the County Operations Center to watch a free cooking demonstration, eat free food and see a free 50-minute screening of “In Defense of Food.”

The acclaimed documentary film is based upon Michael Pollan’s New York Times best-selling book of the same name, which tackles the question, “what should I eat to be healthy?” The film, which will start about 5:10 p.m., will be followed by a short question and answer period.

Seating is limited. To attend, RSVP by registering online.

The event will be held in the COC’s Conference Center Hearing Room, at 5520 Overland Avenue. The Live Well San Diego Food System Initiative, which was approved by the Board of Supervisors in June and is currently working to create new County nutritional standards, is hosting the event.

Food and refreshments are scheduled to be served from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. A healthy cooking demonstration sponsored by the Employee Wellness Program will be held at 4:30 p.m.

Supervisor Greg Cox, who along with Board Chairman Ron Roberts recommended the food system initiative to the Board, will welcome everyone and give a brief overview of the initiative at about 5 p.m.

HHSA’s Child Health Medical Officer, Dr. Dean Sidelinger, and Deputy Agriculture Commissioner Karen Melvin from the Land Use and Environment Group, will also talk about the initiative and introduce the film.  So, come! Eat, drink, and find out how we can change the world — just by eating!