What Is Food Day?

by in Events, October 21st, 2011

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Mark your calendars: The first annual Food Day is almost here. From this year forward, every October 24 you’ll find schools, communities, health professionals and local officials pushing for sustainable food that’s healthy, affordable and produced in a humane way.

How you celebrate the big day is entirely up to you. Plan an event, work with your local city council or even just spread the word. Food Day is sponsored by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a nonprofit watchdog group that’s fought for big strides in food since 1971. The day is backed by an extensive advisory board of politicians, leaders and advocates, plus honorary co-chairs Senator Tom Harkin and Representative Rosa DeLauro.

There are six goals Food Day aims to achieve:
1.    Reduce diet-related disease by promoting safe, healthy foods
2.    Support sustainable farms and limit subsidies to big agribusiness
3.    Expand access to food and alleviate hunger
4.    Protect the environment and animals by reforming factory farms
5.    Promote health by curbing junk-food marketing to kids
6.    Support fair conditions for food and farm workers

Find an event near you, host your own or just visit the Food Day site for more information.

Tell us: What are your plans for Food Day?

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  1. Sherifah olanrewaju says:

    Nice innovation! I hope the homeless would benefit from this day . NGO please take note so as to organise a food party for the less privileged. Happy food day to everyone all over th world!!!

  2. Angela says:

    Packed lunches for all in my home!! I started to pack lunches after reading jamie’s food revolution. Our lunches include fruits (snacks) and home made meals. I incorporated this about two years ago when my 8 year old test results came back with cholesterol (genetics and cafeteria food) I have been able to control it through healhty snacks and home made packed lunch!!). In the office the vibe has catched b/c more and more co-workers are packing lunches!! Here’s to a healthier community!!! Love this idea.

  3. lyda says:

    This is an amazing way to keep us connected.

  4. Congratulating our friends at Center For Science in The Public Interest, for their stellar effort to promote a day honoring production and consumption of Real (unadulterated) Food! As Founder, with James Turner, Esq., of Aspartame Consumer Safety Network and Pilot Hotline (1987), I support all sincere endeavors like this one, that shine a spotlight on this extremely important issue. Public awareness and understanding of these issues is paramount in today's world. Thanks again, CSPI and Food Network! — Hon. Mary Nash Stoddard/author Deadly Deception Story of Aspartame (Odenwald Press 1998) (marystod@airmail.net)

  5. Congratulating our friends at Center For Science in The Public Interest, for their stellar effort to promote a day honoring production and consumption of Real (unadulterated) Food! As Founder, with James Turner, Esq., of Aspartame Consumer Safety Network and Pilot Hotline (1987), I support all sincere endeavors like this one, that shine a spotlight on this extremely important issue. Public awareness and understanding of these issues is paramount in today's world. Thanks again, CSPI and Food Network! — Mary Nash Stoddard/author Deadly Deception Story of Aspartame

  6. ChefMickeyD says:

    Joined a local CSA this week as a land share owner and can't wait to startfarming for the community. The digon my land is Wednesday and we are planting garlic right after the dig. I will be able to "farm" 2000+ sq. ft. of my yard to Community Shared Agriculture and reap the rewards ofthe whole CSA for my family!!! This may not help Food Daythis year, but I am looking forward to how wecan help next year!!!

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