April 17th – FPOP’s 3rd Cook 4 Health Food Demo and the CUMC Premiere of “Apple Pushers”!

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012, 5-7pm
Location:Room LL 107,  Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, Health Sciences Center, 701 W. 168th Street, New York, NY

Myths abound with respect to the benefits of eating a “raw food” diet, but I think we can all agree that at the heart of any raw meal is some really delicious produce. Cue the NYC Green Cart Program, established in 2008 to provide start-up support for local vendors who wish to sell fresh fruits and vegetables in neighborhoods across New York City. FPOP thought this would be an excellent opportunity to showcase the fruits of their labor. On April 17th, 2012, our Cook 4 Health team will prepare a raw food dish for the audience (along with a discussion about the good and the bad of raw food), to be followed by a screening of “Apple Pushers,” an award-winning documentary about the immigrant street vendors rolling fresh produce into some of NYC’s poorest neighborhoods.

Refreshments will be provided, along with tasters from the cooking demo (think zucchini spirals in a creamy cashew sauce and mango pico de gallo). Three lucky attendees will win a prize related to the demo! We hope to see you there!

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