What is a Hip Hop Green Dinner?
The Green Dinners serve as a bridge between local stakeholders such as organic farmers, chefs, grocery stores, fitness professionals and urban youth who will benefit from their knowledge and expertise. They are designed to be a catalyst in local communities for our on-going program that connects young people to a wide array of healthy food and lifestyle options in their area.
The end result of our curriculum are youth that will proactively augment their own health and food choices based on being connected to and learning from local health resources. The green dinner very important because it will kick off a new direction of health in our communities, a direction where youth and their families can be directly plugged into real life learning resources that will empower them to lead healthy lives. We have already begun to identify businesses and people in each area of our health curriculum, such as Organic Farming, Food Knowledge, Food Preparation and Food Entrepreneurialism.
What Happens at a Hip Hop Green Dinner?
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Thank you to Toni Okamoto of Plant Based on a Budget
The Hip Hop Green Dinners are a community based vegetarian dining experience geared towards urban youth and young people who identify with Hip Hop culture. The dinners are designed to be a perfect combination of information and entertainment. By breaking bread and sharing information in a relaxed and entertaining environment, the Hip Hop Green Dinners help youth make the connection between their diet, lifestyle and their health.
Attendees of a Green Dinner can expect:
•A beautiful dining presentation
•To taste some of the best vegetarian food available in their area
•To witness some groundbreaking Hip Hop performances and meet the artists involved
•To meet and learn about healthy eating and living from leading health professionals
•To network with agencies, organizations, businesses and individuals in their area who can help them transition to a healthier lifestyle.
•To learn about the Pursuit of a Green Planet film project and how they can support the production effort.
Hosting a Green Dinner in Your Community
We will co-host the event with our primary partner(s) in each community to make sure the event is a success.
To learn more about how you can bring a Hip Hop Green Dinner to your community contact:
Founder Hip is Green