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Event: Food and Nutrition Expo

Posted by Janice Cox, RDN, LD, Lunds and Byerly’s Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist
Monday, February 20, 2012

Are you looking for a fun, educational family event to brighten your Saturday? Attend the first ever Minnesota Food and Nutrition Expo!

The 2012 Minnesota Food and Nutrition Expo is sponsored by the Minnesota Dietetics Association’s 1,700 members. The expo will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 25 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Admission is just $7 per family, or FREE for each person who brings a non-perishable food donation for Second Harvest Heartland.

Lunds and Byerly’s is sponsoring “Ask the Dietitian.” You can sit down with registered dietitians from throughout the state who are specialists in areas such as diabetes, heart disease, celiac disease, sports nutrition, pediatric nutrition and weight to have your nutrition questions answered.

Get your plate in shape at great tasting cooking demos, talk with exhibitors about the latest healthy foods, visit the bookstore and meet with the best Minnesota authors in the food and nutrition field. And there’s more!

Be sure to bring your children and check out the interactive Kid Zone, where they can actually take a trip through the larger-than-life GI Tract exhibit! They’ll enjoy storytellers, music and dancing, and have a chance to win prizes at a food art contest. And they won’t want to miss the 10:45 a.m. demo featuring “Porcupine Turkey Sliders: Michelle Obama’s Winning Recipe for Healthy Kids.” The winning school is Richfield’s South Education Center Alternative School.

A schedule of the day’s events can be found here.  For more information visit, Minnesota Dietetic Association or call 952-830-7022. 

I look forward to seeing you there! 

Tags: healthnutrition

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