In partnership with the Monmouth County Library, the New Jersey Center for the Book sponsored an event stressing the importance of nutrition literacy as a national forum for the general public, librarians, educators and public officials.
The March 4, 2012 event, held at the Monmouth County Library in Manalapan, featured keynote speaker Chef David Burke of the David Burke Fromagerie in Rumson, NJ. Chloe Rosen, National Award Winning Next Generation Chef, also presented as did Lynne Bugai of Jon Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen. A food festival provided by several local food vendors followed the program. More than 1100 attended.