Friday, February 10, 2012

Opening celebration for "Big Food" is Saturday in New Haven

NEW HAVEN - The exhibition opening celebration for "Big Food: Health, Culture and the Evolution of Eating" will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Yale Peabody Museum, 170 Whitney Ave.

"This new hands-on exhibition addresses evolving food environments, increasing obesity rates and decreasing physical activity as it examines behavioral choice and the influence of social, environmental and cultural settings," according to a statement.
"Visitors can pedal a specially-designed exercise bike, explore an interactive timeline on the history of food, and identify popular processed foods by their ingredients alone. Local food and health related organizations will be on hand to advise visitors on nutrition, healthy life choices and physical fitness. Kids can challenge themselves in the Physical Activity Bingo game that will take them around the Museum, and adults can try out a Zumba class. There will be games, craft activities and a puppet show," the statement said.
Cost: Museum admission of $5-9, under age 3 free ($9 adults, $8 seniors 65+, $5 ages 3-18 and college students)

In the photo: Melanie Brigockas/Peabody Museum photos: This portion of the exhibit illustrates the amount of food the average American consumes every year.

Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.

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