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GreenTown event hosts discussion on healthy food

GreenTown Los Altos has scheduled the presentation “Healthy Food, Healthy Planet” featuring Ocean Robbins 7 p.m. June 6 at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Robbins, CEO and co-founder of the Food Revolution Network, will offer what GreenTown reps bill as a “candid and inspiring look at the truth about food and what you can do to be a powerful force for positive change.”

According to event organizers, a toxic food culture is fueling epidemic rates of chronic illness.

“Modern meat production is impacting our global climate even more than cars,” a GreenTown official said. “You can radically extend your life span and decrease your chances of getting cancer, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, heart disease and many other ailments – deliciously. These same choices that are good for your health also contribute to building a healthier planet.”

Robbins is author of the newly released book “31-Day Food Revolution: Heal Your Body, Feel Great & Transform Your World.” His grandfather founded Baskin-Robbins, and his father, John Robbins, walked away from the family company to write best-sellers like “Diet for a New America” and to become a health advocate.

According to GreenTown co-founder and board member Margaret Suozzo, Robbins’ appearance kicks off the nonprofit organization’s plant-based eating campaign.

“The campaign assesses residents’ desire for and barriers to eating more plant-based meals,” she said. “In addition, we review restaurant menus and will offer support to restaurants to increase their plant-based offerings.”

GreenTown is currently conducting a survey on its website (greentownlosaltos.org), with results geared to developing a program helping local restaurants transition to more plant-based meals. The group encourages residents to take the survey.

Admission to Robbins’ presentation is free and open to all. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

To register and for more information, visit eventbrite.com and type “greentown” in the search bar.

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