May 3: Fresh, raw foods

Committee sets free workshop on benefits of eating fresh, raw foods

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10:56 a.m., April 30, 2012--The Food and Garden Policy Committee (FGPC) at the University of Delaware will host a free workshop, "The Benefits of Eating Fresh, Raw Foods," from 5:30-7 p.m., Thursday, May 3, in 104 Willard Hall Education Building.

The presentation, the last in the FGPC's spring Food for Thought series, will feature Christa Smedile, a certified holistic health counselor and owner of Lotus Living: Wellness From The Inside Out. Smedile will discuss the health benefits of eating fresh, raw foods that nurture the body, mind and spirit and lead to optimal wellness and vitality.

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All workshops and lectures are free and open to the public. Space is limited, so those who plan to attend are encouraged to RSVP to Courtney Siegert at siegert@udel.edu.

The FGPC will accept donations to fund garden activities, but they are not required. More information about the series and the FGPC can be found at this website.

More about the FGPC

The Food and Gardening Policy Committee is an all-volunteer student group on the UD campus that provides classroom and hands-on experience to anyone that would like to learn how to sustainably grow chemical-free food.

The committee operates a garden in conjunction with the English Language Institute at 189 W. Main St .in Newark. Initial funding for the garden project was provided by the generous donations of the University community through the UD Sustainability Fund.

The garden is open to visitors. Those who are interested in participating in the committee can email Dan Kasper at dkasper@udel.edu.

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