Today’s healthy eaters are tomorrow’s restaurant patrons

It’s that time of year when you should be heading to Milan again. No, not Milan, Italy for the fashion shows; you care about food, so you’re off once again (or, blissfully for the first time) to the Annual VeggieU Food & Wine Celebration in Milan, Ohio.

This delicious event raises funds for VeggieU, the program at The Culinary Vegetable Institute ( that promotes good eating habits for generations to come. With childhood obesity rising reaching epidemic proportions, Veggie U was created to reconnect kids to food – where it comes from, how it can affect their health, and, more importantly, the role food plays as they grow into healthy adults. Through the development of an educational program geared toward fourth grade classrooms, the Veggie U curriculum teaches students about sustainable agriculture and good nutrition.

Eating well starts at this event with 30 food and wine stations for guests to graze through and explore cuisine from restaurants located around the country. Additionally
demonstrations and presentations throughout the day are offered, along with an auction that includes once-in-a-lifetime culinary and lifestyle experiences.

For more information or to purchase tickets go to or call 419-499-7500.