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Famed chefs to talk healthy eating with Sacramento students

Chef Jamie Oliver, left, drizzles honey onto a breakfast plate as Nicolas Come, 9, of Orangevale, assists during a press event in Sacramento on Tuesday, January 7, 2014. Jamie Oliver held a press conference about his Big Rig Teaching Kitchen. Jamie also gave a cooking demonstration inside the truck.
Chef Jamie Oliver, left, drizzles honey onto a breakfast plate as Nicolas Come, 9, of Orangevale, assists during a press event in Sacramento on Tuesday, January 7, 2014. Jamie Oliver held a press conference about his Big Rig Teaching Kitchen. Jamie also gave a cooking demonstration inside the truck. RBenton@sacbee.com

Famed chef Alice Waters will join other celebrity culinary experts Wednesday at Pacific Elementary School in south Sacramento to educate students about the importance of healthy lunch choices and food literacy.

Waters, who owns Chez Panisse in Berkeley and helped launch the Edible Schoolyard Project, will be joined by Jamie Oliver of “Naked Chef” fame and Ann Cooper, who has worked to transform cafeterias into culinary classrooms for students. They will watch Pacific Elementary students who are part of the school’s Food Literacy Center programs lead a cooking demonstration, exhibit their kitchen skills and share their own insights on healthy eating.

The three chefs, in turn, will talk about their effort to create national food education awareness.

Last year, Oliver visited Sacramento with the “Big Rig Mobile Kitchen Classroom” that provided free food education to communities around the state.

Call The Bee’s Loretta Kalb, (916) 321-1073. Follow her on Twitter @LorettaSacBee.

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