Food Day 2013 Featuring Keynote Speaker Jacki Dirksmeyer

Jackie Dirksmeyer, Keynote Speaker at the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics' Food Day 2013
Jackie Dirksmeyer or FEED MY PEEPS is the keynote speaker at the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics' Food Day 2013

You are invited to the third annual "Gardens to Tables Food Day" on October 24th from 11 am -1 pm. This event is made possible through the partnership of the Saint Louis University's Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, the City of St. Louis Department of Health and Les Dames d'Escoffier International. It will be held the Gardens to Tables Teaching Garden located at the corner of Compton and Rutger. This event promotes sustainable, healthy and just agricultural practices as well as promotes a healthier St. Louis community.

The event will kick off with keynote speaker Jacki Dirksmeyer, of FEED MY PEEPS ministry at the Rock Church Soulard. She will discuss her role on improving the St. Louis area food system. This will occur on the nearby Saint Louis University Medical Center Stadium track. Then the event will move to the garden where there will be several stations teaching specifically about food deserts and food access, composting and vermiculture, how to get involved with community supported agriculture, fighting childhood obesity and the process of growing and promoting healthy, sustainable and just food that uses humane agricultural practices. With each station, there will be an artisan menu item served using local products.

The cost of this event is $5.00, payable in advance through the website or in person at the event. If you have any other questions about this event, please feel free to check out our link at or email Lauren Landfried at We hope to see you there!

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