Montgomery, Ala., Jan. 17, 2011 -– Did you know one in three children in the United States is classified as obese or overweight? Earth Fare is committed to providing access and affordability to healthy foods and helping to eliminate childhood obesity in the markets it serves.
That's why beginning February 17, every Thursday from 4-8 p.m., Earth Fare will host Family Dinner Night where kids eat FREE with the purchase of an adult meal valued at $5 or more.
"Family Dinner Night has become the cornerstone of our Itty Bitty Bites program and our commitment to do our part to eliminate childhood obesity," says, Jack Murphy, CEO of Earth Fare. "In less than six months, we have given away more than 40,000 free Itty Bitty Bites Healthy Kids Meals and look forward to doing our part in Montgomery."
Earth Fare launched it's commitment to ending childhood obesity and its Itty Bitty Bites initiative March 17, 2010. The Itty Bitty Bites program is a fun and educational program that inspires kids to make healthy choices by selecting from a combination of meal options that contain no high fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated oils or artificial preservatives, flavors or colors. Through heroes and villains, trading cards, a comic book series and activity sheets, kids learn about good versus bad ingredients and the importance of their food choices.
About Earth Fare
Earth Fare, founded in 1975, is an Asheville, North Carolina-based natural foods grocer. Since inception, it has grown into one of the largest natural foods retailer in the country. Earth Fare's strict ingredient philosophy has earned them a loyal following. Today, Earth Fare continues to lead the healthy grocery movement, providing the best tasting local, natural and organic foods available.
Earth Fare, Inc.
828-281-4800 ext. 169