Thursday, September 3, 2015

Cultivating Readers! And Eaters!

Happy Food Literacy Month!
A goodwill announcement from
Philip Lee, Readers to Eaters

I’d like to highlight two lines from the Proclamation since it’s been coming up a lot:

• WHEREAS, “Food literacy” is defined as the understanding of the impact of food choices on health, community, and environment.
• WHEREAS, The objective of Food Literacy Month is to promote food education, inspire food choices that are good for people and good for the planet, encourage parental involvement, and motivate communitywide support; 

Our event, CULTIVATING READERS, is coming up in just over two weeks and I’m starting to get more buzz about it. KOMO TV may want to interview First Lady Trudi Inslee in the afternoon before our event. It’d certainly give it great exposure. 

Completely separately, I’d like to share a project I’m working on that is very exciting. The Points of Light Foundation, founded by President H.W. Bush, has selected a book I published, Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table, written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and illustrated by debut artist Eric-Shabazz Larkin, to break the Guinness World Record for the number of children being read to in a 24-hour period as part of the "Read Across the Globe" initiative. Volunteers all over the world will read FARMER WILL ALLEN on October 19-20. The goal is to reach more than 300,000 children during this time. "Even astronaut Scott Kelly plans to read the book aloud from outer space, although he won't be counted in the tally since he won't be in a classroom.” More here



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