A mission to stop childhood obesity

January 11, 2008 5:59:03 PM PST
Take a stand and promote healthy eating and active living for all families!

Childhood obesity is a growing epidemic. A serious problem that is grabbing the attention of many, however some have been fighting this problem for years. Alice Waters and Deborah Strobin talk more about this issue and a special event coming up.

Help Raise Healthy Children:
Help Raise Healthy Children is a project dedicated to transforming children's lives. Together we can prevent the emerging crisis of disease due to unhealthy eating, lack of exercise and poor choices at home and in school. www.helpraisehealthychildren.org

Help Raise Healthy Children Annual Gala
Monday, January 14 2008
5 PM, Cocktails and Dinner: Donations
8 PM, Show Gala, Tickets: $50 - $250

Event Details:
A Gala Event advocating healthy eating
Active living and positive life choices for our children
Honoring Alice Waters
Pioneering restaurateur and food activist
Creator and President of the Chez Panisse Foundation
Honorary Chairs
Former President Bill Clinton
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
Deborah Strobin

Black Tie Dinner
Created by Alice Waters of Chez Panisse
San Francisco City Hall Rotunda
Monday, January 14, 2008
Cocktail Reception: 5:00 PM
Dinner: 6:00 PM

Gala Show
An Evening with Academy Award-winning Dream Girl
Jennifer Hudson
Special Performance by Tony Award-winning composer
Marvin Hamlisch
World Renown
Bouncing Bulldogs International Rope Skipping Team
Lee Roy Reams, Director
San Francisco Opera House
8:00 PM

Evening Beneficiaries:
The Chez Panisse Foundation: www.chezpanissefoundation.org
Healthy Lifestyle Clinic,San Francisco General Hospital: www.dph.sf.ca.us
Healthy Eating Active Living Program,Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland: www.childrenshospitaloakland.org
Center for Healthy Weight,Lucile Packard Children's Hospital: www.lpch.org

For information please contact:
Ireland Presentations
Phone: (415) 409-4299

About Alice Waters:
One of the best-known and most influential American chefs since the 1970s, is credited with single-handedly creating a culinary revolution in the U.S. Her ideas for "edible education" have been introduced into the entire Berkeley school system, and with the current crisis in childhood obesity, have attracted the attention of the national media. Waters advocates eating locally produced foods that are in season, because she believes that the international shipment of mass-produced food is both harmful to the environment and produces an inferior product for the consumer.

Chez Panisse Foundation:
www.chezpanissefoundation.org In 1996, Alice Waters, pioneering cook, restaurateur and food activist, created the Chez Panisse Foundation in commemoration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of her restaurant, Chez Panisse, in Berkeley, California. The Foundation supports an educational program that uses food to nurture, educate and empower youth.

Edible Schoolyard:
The Edible Schoolyard program thrives because of a vibrant and dedicated community. Teachers, students, chefs, gardeners, farmers, donors, volunteers, neighbors, and parents are all part of the diverse network involved in our success.

Chez Panisse Restaurant
1517 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, California 94709
Café Reservations: (510) 548-5049
Restaurant Reservations: (510) 548-5525

Cafe Fanny
603 San Pablo Ave. at Cedar St.
Berkeley, CA 94702
Phone: (510) 524-5447