Snug Harbor to Host Workshop Promoting Health on Staten Island

By Nicholas Rizzi on March 24, 2014 9:43am 

 Snug Harbor Cultural Center will host a workshop "From Farm to Table to Compost" to promote healthy eating for Staten Islanders. The event will feature a tour of their organic Heritage Farms, cooking demonstrations and more.
Snug Harbor Cultural Center will host a workshop "From Farm to Table to Compost" to promote healthy eating for Staten Islanders. The event will feature a tour of their organic Heritage Farms, cooking demonstrations and more.
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LIVINGSTON — A workshop at Snug Harbor aims to promote healthy life-styles to the city's unhealthiest borough.

Snug Harbor Cultural Center will host a free half-day workshop called "From Farm to Table to Compost" on March 31. It's aimed at teaching adults, children and even pets the importance of good nutrition.

"In the current environment of fast-foods, fad diets and misinformation, at Snug Harbor we are dedicated to promoting truly healthy life-styles and good nutrition for all family members," said Snug Harbor CEO Lynn Kelly in a statement.

"During this event we will be presenting simple, workable solutions and dispelling some myths."

The workshop, funded by Assemblyman Matthew Titone, will feature tours of Snug Harbor's two-acre organic Heritage Farm by its manager and a cooking demonstration with the basic rules of good nutrition, Snug Harbor said.

After the demonstration, the New York Compost Project will give a hands-on demonstration on how to dispose of food waste using red worms.

The event will end with a segment to promote healthy eating for residents' furry friends by Pet Food City.

"From Farm to Table to Compost" will be held on Monday March 31 at Snug Harbor Cultural Center from noon until 4 p.m. For more information, visit Snug Harbor's website.

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