Blog : Reignite the Passion for Your Plate

By Mary | Mar 21, 2014 | in

EXETER – The Food and Health forum is hosting a farm-to-table meal and food culture conversation at Blue Moon Evolution on Monday, March 24. Three amazing chefs, Mary Ann Esposito, Kathy Gunst and Sally Sampson will be on the panel along with UNH nutrition professor, Joanne Curran-Celentano. The community discussion will look at food culture today and the various roles parents, teachers and government officials play in enforcing healthy eating habits. 

These four leading culinary ladies will teach you how to prepare healthy, nutritious meals for your children while you get to enjoy a three course meal and sip wine. You may have recognized the photographed lady from her nationally televised PBS series Ciao Italia with Mary Ann Esposito. Kathy Gunst is a chef, food writer, and resident chef of WBUR's Here and Now on National Public Radio. Sally Sampson is a cookbook author and the founding president of ChopChop, a magazine dedicated to stopping the childhood obesity epidemic. The topic of obesity will be talked about in terms of the social barriers that can be broken down if people take action to improve the health of future generations.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and last until 9:00 p.m. The meal itself will consist of three courses and a tall glass of wine. Some of the items on the menu include: a cheese plate, chicken stew with kale and root vegetables, vegan mushroom soup, a mixed greens salad, corn bread and tropical rice pudding. The registration fee is $60.

Green Alliance Business Partner, Simply Green Biofuels is co-sponsoring the dinner with RiverWoods. Thanks to their generosity, the Food and Health Forum can give away several free tickets to farmers, food service directors and other healthy food advocates. If you would like to be nominated, please contact Tracey at There are only a few seats left, so click here to register today!

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