Secretary Jewell, National Park Service Director Jarvis to Launch Healthy and Sustainable Food Program


Initiative Creates Additional Food Choices for Park Visitors


06/04/2013


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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, June 5, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis, Executive Director of Let’s Move! and White House Senior Policy Advisor on Nutrition Sam Kass, and executives and chefs from major National Park Service concessioners to announce a new healthy and sustainable food initiative that will create additional food and beverage options at more than 250 National Park Service restaurants, snack bars and stores currently operating in 75 national parks.

Cooking demonstrations by concession chefs will follow the announcement, which is part of the National Park Service’s Healthy People, Healthy Parks initiative. The public can sample healthy food items that the concessioners have generously donated for the event.

What:
Announcement of National Park Service Healthy and Sustainable Food Program

When:
Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at 11:00 am

Where:
National Mall Food Kiosk on Henry Bacon Drive, north side of Lincoln Memorial
Washington, DC

Who:
Speakers and Participants:
  • Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell
  • National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis
  • Let’s Move! Executive Director and White House Senior Policy Advisor on Nutrition Sam Kass
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks Superintendent Bob Vogel
  • Guest Services, Inc. CEO Gerry Gabrys
  • Aramark Parks and Destinations President Bruce Fears
  • Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts President Rick Abramson
  • Xanterra Parks and Resorts Vice President Jim McCaleb
  • National Park Service concession chefs

Media:
Credentialed members of the media should RSVP to Emily Beyer (emily_beyer@ios.doi.gov) no later than 8:00 am on Wednesday, June 5, 2013

EDITOR’S NOTE:
Very limited parking for microwave and satellite trucks will be available on the west side of Henry Bacon Drive. There is no crew car parking available. All cables must be covered or “yellow jacketed” to eliminate any tripping hazards. Please bring valid press credentials and a photo ID.

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