San Diego, CA, January 03, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- In an ongoing effort to raise awareness of healthy eating habits, a group of Grauer School students has decided to join the Fed Up Challenge which entails going sugar free for ten days. The challenge kick-off will be held at The Grauer School’s Great Conversations Event on Tuesday, January 13th. The challenge is based on the documentary, Fed Up, which was produced and narrated by Katie Couric. The film explores the health epidemic, namely the addition of sugar to most processed food, that is contributing to childhood obesity.
The Grauer School is bringing greater awareness to an issue that they’ve been mediating for years. The Grauer School uses Ki’s School Lunch program to ensure that students are receiving healthy, non-processed food options at lunch.
Dr. Stuart Grauer, the Founder of The Grauer School, has long held the opinion that sugar is an ingredient that should be avoided whenever possible. Dr. Stuart Grauer has been known to steadfastly object to student’s proposals that offer baked goods as rewards and insists on fresh fruit being an alternative option.
Grauer states, “Getting an education in America means learning to distinguish junk food and junk culture from what's real--like eating what's fresh and local.”
The Great Conversations Event is open to the public and is a screening of a film to raise consciousness about the particular health risk of sugar. The event will also feature organic food for purchase and a small Farmers Market with information about healthier food options. Proceeds are going to benefit The Grauer School’s Green Grauer efforts. The market starts at 6:00 p.m. and the film will start at 7:00 p.m. in The Grauer School’s Great Hall. Suggested admission donation of $5. The film is rated PG.
The Grauer School, a grades 7-12 private college preparatory school, is located at 1500 S. El Camino Real in Encinitas, CA. Grauer is currently accepting applications for grades 7-12 for the 2015-2016 academic year. Learn more information online at www.grauerschool.com or by calling (760) 274-2116.
About The Grauer School
The Grauer School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), a member of the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS), and is the only school in the region to be honored as a designated UNESCO school. The Grauer School was named one of Outside magazine’s Best 10 Places to Work in the United States in 2013. The school serves as a successful educational model for hundreds of private schools around the world through the Small Schools Coalition (SSC) established by Founding Head, Dr. Stuart Grauer.