MEET THE PHAWKERS: Yer Kids Too Fat? Piggyback Rides Breaking Your Back? Miss Fiend Can Help


Sure, it was fun to be the fattest city in the fattest nation on Earth for while, but the novelty is wearing, um, thin. All kidding aside, we are facing an unprecedented epidemic of obesity and diabetes. It’s feared that the current crop of school age children will be the first American generation to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents — due solely to poor eating habits. The smart solution? Don’t wait until it’s too late for these kids! Get kids invested and schooled in healthy eating from the get-go.

Join Elizabeth Fiend in a series of cooking classes for little kids.
Saturday April 28th, 11:30am, FREE!
Whole Foods Market, 929 South St.

First up, Peter Rabbit (pear) Salad, followed by Flower Power Sandwiches made with Cherry Cream Cheese. Wash it all down with homemade Fizzy Juice, no sugar added. Hands on for the kids, but mom or dad can help.

For more info and to sign up: or call Customer Service: 215-733-9788

About ELIZABETH FIEND: Elizabeth Fiend is the host of the edge-u-cational TV show BiG TeA PaRtY. She has appeared on NBC’s “The Today Show” and on the Food Network’s “On the Road with Roker” when weatherman Al Roker’s team filmed a segment in her South Philly home. Elizabeth writes a mostly-weekly Junk Science Column — separating the junk from the science — for the blog Elizabeth’s recipe for a vegetarian cheese steak, The Philly Cheese Fake, is featured in the “Lonely Planet Travel Guide to Philadelphia.” She has been interviewed by the National Geographic Traveler’s Magazine; The New York Times; The Philadelphia Inquirer; and The Chicago Tribune. Her grass roots, community activist approach to edge-u-cation is featured in the new book “Utopian Pedagogy: Radical Experiments Against Neoliberal Globalization,” University of Toronto Press. Says “Utopian Pedagogy is a challenge to the developing world order that will stimulate debate in the fields of education and beyond, and encourage the development of socially sustainable alternatives.”

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