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MONTREAL, MAY 16, 2016 – Students from three elementary schools - Parkdale in St. Laurent and Sinclair Laird and St. Raphael in Park Extension, will join their peers from General Vanier Elementary School (4555 rue Buies) in St. Leonard on May 20 (10 am) to participate in Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day.

In recognition of the day, the English Montreal School Board’s B.A.S.E. Daycare Program organized a cooking showcase, which will put to the test the cooking, gardening and food literacy skills taught throughout the year.

Three teams of students will each join forces with a noted local chef (Julia Dawson, Theo Lerikos and Massimo Piedimonte) to create a single sweet or savory dish, while incorporating a mystery ingredient.

The teams will then have 60 minutes to plan, prepare and cook. They will then be judged on teamwork, creativity, taste and texture.

Food Revolution Day is a global day of action to put food education back on the school curriculum. Created by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, the goal of the day is to promote food education in a fun and creative way. The mission of the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation is to reverse the rise in obesity levels and diet-related disease and to equip children with the basic skills they need to lead healthier, happier lives, for themselves, and their future families. Food Revolution Day is marked by over 10,000 events in 121 countries and territories.

Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213