The Japan Foundation Los Angeles announced its first online #EdamameChamp event, an annual chopstick skill competition to promote healthy ways of eating through Japanese cuisine and raise funds to provide food education programs to children, on May 30 at 2 p.m.
This year the event will be hosted with Table for Two USA, an organization which addresses the joint issues of hunger and obesity. The program will include a presentation by registered dietitian Mayuko Okai.
Her presentation will be about soy, which is a key ingredient of Japanese food, and healthy ways of eating by incorporating edamame in meals. It will then be followed by the edamame challenge where participants will be able to test their chopsticks skill by how many edamame beans, or any beans available at home, can be picked up and moved within a minute.
The winner of this challenge will be invited to the U.S. championships, taking place on July 20.
For information, visit wa-shokuiku.org/edamamechamp.
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