Shop the Farmers’ Market for Healthy Farm-to-Fork Fun

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Contact: Sidney Scheideman
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Shop the Farmers’ Market for Healthy Farm-to-Fork Fun
Learn as Executive Chef of Esquire Grill, Scott Ostrander, Creates
A Healthy Meal from Farmers’ Market Finds

SACRAMENTO, CA – Thursday, September 25 is the Kaiser Permanente Walk to Thrive at the Capitol Mall Farmers Market along with an opportunity to shop with a chef at the Capitol Mall Farmers Market. Chef Scott Ostrander from the Esquire Grill invites you to walk through the farmers market with him as he explains the best ways to buy fresh produce, and some tips and tricks on how to prepare them.

You can also talk with Kaiser Permanente’s Dr. Rajiv Misquitta about the benefits of plant-based diets and how you can make improvements to your health starting with your diet. Plus, enjoy a fun trivia game and take home great giveaways.

WHEN:           Thursday, September 25
                        9am-12pm

WHERE:        Downtown Sacramento, Capitol Mall & 6th Streets, on the grassy median

SCHEDULE:
9:00am – shop the market with Chef Ostrander
10:00am – healthy samples served at Health Education Council booth and free giveaways and a meet and greet at the Kaiser Permanente booth
11:45am – Walk to Thrive through downtown Sacramento

VISUALS/INTERVIEWS:
Shop the Capitol Mall Farmers Market with Esquire Grill’s Chef Scott Ostrander
The public enjoying healthy food samples at the Health Education Council booth
The public, and media meet and greet with Chef Scott Ostrander and Kaiser Permanente’s Dr. Rajiv Misquitta.
Hundreds of people taking part in the one-mile Walk To Thrive with a Kaiser Permanente physician through downtown Sacramento.

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About America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital
Sacramento is the capital city to the largest producing state of agriculture in the nation. Locally, 70 percent of the region’s land is agricultural, forest or other open space. The region also contains 1.4 million acres of active farmland and more than 40 regional farmers markets—including one of the largest Certified Farmers Market in California. Diners across the country enjoy meals containing ingredients produced in the Sacramento region. Led by the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau, the farm-to-fork initiative is a year-round endeavor and collaborative process with the area’s farmers and growers, chefs and restaurants, regional elected officials, and the people and organizations who are dedicated to the region’s collective food system. More information can be found at farmtoforkcapital.com.

About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 9 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to:kp.org/newscenter.

About Health Education Council
The Health Education Council is dedicated to providing access, education, advocacy, and training to empower individuals towards a healthy life. We achieve this through health education programs and partnerships with other organizations involved in reaching low-income communities, particularly the medically underserved and ethnic minorities. For more information, please visit healthedcouncil.org.