Upcoming Events

We All Eat! Event

Thursday, March 29th, 2018
3:00-7:00 pm
Sedgwick County Extension Office

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Event co-sponsored by:
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This 2nd annual, free community event was designed to empower individuals to make healthy eating a doable part of their lives through education, hands-on application, access, and support.

The event will serve as a healthy ‘foodraiser’ for the Kansas Food Bank with a suggested donation for attendees to bring canned fruit (in juice) and vegetables (in low sodium).

Free Cooking Demonstrations and More!

  • 3:00 – 7:00 pm – 40+ educational booths in the exhibit hall
  • 3:00 – 7:00 pm – Mock Grocery Store tours
  • 3:00 – 7:00 pm – Activities for children and families, Bison Room
  • Local chef cooking demonstrations:
    3:15 Eat Real America – Sunflower Room
    3:45 Northwest High – Meadowlark Room
    4:15 The Public – Sunflower Room
    4:45 Beautiful Day Cafe – Meadowlark Room
    5:15 Chef Josh at Sienna – Sunflower Room
    5:45 Eat Real America – Meadowlark Room
    6:15 Rent the Chef – Sunflower Room

The following organizations are working together to plan this event and will be available from 3:00-7:00 pm:

Organizations that have confirmed attendance:

Organizations that participated in 2017

  1. 8 to Your Ideal Weight – sugar awareness program
  2. Children’s Mercy Hospital – importance of a healthy breakfast for kids
  3. Dillons – share opportunity to explore digital app, digital coupons, Clicklist, Community Rewards, and their commitment to Zero Hunger Zero Waste
  4. Healthy Green Nutrition – sugar in foods and daily limits
  5. Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas – foods that promote mental health
  6. Orie’s Farm Fresh – incorporating vegetables into every meal
  7. Premier Food Service – healthy products in vending machines
  8. Quality Care Services, Inc – pouring and filling activity for kids
  9. Sunflower Health Plan – free healthy cookbooks for kids
  10. Tupperware Consultant – 4-n-1 multicooker
  11. Wichita Area Breastfeeding Coalition – benefits of breastfeeding, bottled water and resources
  12. Wichita Dietetic Association – low sodium, debunking diet myths and more
  13. Wichita Public Library – examples of healthy cookbooks and food documentaries available for free check-out, fun kids activity
  14. Amerigroup Kansas – healthy snacks and coloring books
  15. Sedgwick County Master Gardeners – proper food disposal through composting
  16. Sedgwick County Farm Bureau – educating at the Mock Grocery Station
  17. Central Plains Area Agency on Aging – information about being at risk for pre-diabetes
  18. Morning Harvest Farm – promote community supported agriculture

New organizations participating this year:

  1. Wheat State Foods – healthy pairings with hummus
  2. Department for Children and Families – giveaways and information on programs
  3. Kansas Farm Bureau / Kansas Living Magazine – celebrating food and farming
  4. Graze the Prairie – grass fed beef and lamb
  5. Old Town Farmers’ Market – promote Double Up Food Bucks and vibrant 21st century market
  6. DaVita – game to rank sodium content in food
  7. Women Infants and Children – fat and sugar content of popular foods
  8. ICT Food Circle – connecting producers of local food to consumers
  9. Songbird Juice Co. – cold-pressed juice samples
  10. Perfect Plate – combining healthy proteins and carbs
  11. Strong Roots Healthy Farming LLC – healthy food trivia and micro green samples
  12. Harvest Hill Honey Farms – health benefits of honey and samples
  13. Kansas Grown! Inc. Farmers Markets
  14. Horticulture Therapy – K-State Research & Extension – gardening tips and adaptive garden tools
  15. Greater Wichita YMCA – balancing calories in with calories out
  16. 4-H Youth Development – educating on meat cuts
  17. Natural Grocers – highlighting smoothie bowls
  18. Chick-fil-A – healthy options, nutrition guides and free food cards
  19. Eat. Fit. Go. – benefits of healthy eating and samples

For questions, contact Shelley Rich