Cross-cultural Events in Olympia

In Olympia, SEAPAXers will participate in two community events in February: the Olympia Ethnic Celebration 2009 on the 7th, and a Community Conversation on “cultural immersion via the PC experience” on the 12th. The City of Olympia organizes these annual events as an opportunity “to share the cultural traditions of our various ancestries” and seeks to include the Peace Corps opportunity for the direct experience of many of these world cultures. Venue details are as follows:

Saturday, February 7
Olympia Ethnic Celebration 2009
Peace Corps information table
RPCVs are needed to work 2-hour shifts between the hours of 10 am – 6 pm.
Location: Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, in downtown Olympia.

Thursday, February 12
Community Conversation, 6-7 pm.
Three RPCVs are sought to participate in a discussion on cultural immersion.
Location: Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St NW, in downtown Olympia.

To participate or for more information, please contact Bob Findlay, (360)753-2983.

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Food Pyramid

The Food Pyramid was created as a an educational tool to show people which foods, and how much of them, they need to eat each day for a healthy diet. Traditionally the food pyramids (which replaced the old diagrams of the Basic Food Groups in the ’90s) reflected only the Standard American Diet. Now there have been food pyramids created for specific national, regional, ethnic, historical, and ethical diets, including the following: