Slow Food Charleston holding a Labor Day eat-in

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Slow Food Charleston will be participating in the National Day of Action on September 7 by hosting a number of local Eat-Ins at various locations across the area.

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Every day, 50 million public school students walk into a cafeteria and are often served unhealthy, unsustainable lunches in an educational setting. Slow Food USA recently launched “Time for Lunch,” a program to urge Congress to provide children with real food at school. Time for Lunch officially launches on the “National Day of Action,” Labor Day, Sept. 7, 2009, with more than 100 planned Eat-Ins in communities across the country. Slow Food USA is using the Time for Lunch campaign as a platform to urge Congress to pass the Child Nutrition Act, which is up for reauthorization later this year and gives schools the resources to serve real food in schools.

Slow Food Charleston's public Eat-In will be hosted at Alluette’s Jazz Café at 137 Calhoun Street in Downtown Charleston from 12 to 3 p.m. Activists, parents, children, teachers, legislators, and local business owners are encouraged to join together and enjoy a pot-luck style meal and sign the "Time for Lunch" petition for change.