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October 24 Marks First Ever National Food Day!

October 21, 2011

The Center for Science in the Public Interest coordinated a grassroots movement organized by those who are passionate about promoting a healthy, sustainable and just food system.  On October 24, thousands of American parents, youth, health professionals, officials, chefs, and school lunch providers (just to name a few) from across the nation will get together to examine our diets and the food system of our country.

Food Day events focused on increasing awareness of healthy eating and sustainable farming practices will be held at schools, college campuses, farmers markets, City Halls, and state capitals to address the 6 Food Day Principles:

  • Reduce diet-related disease by promoting safe, healthy foods
  • Support sustainable farms and limit subsidies to big agribusiness
  • Expand access to food and alleviate hunger
  • Protect the environment and animals by reforming factory farms
  • Promote health by curbing junk-food marketing to kids
  • Support fair working conditions for food and farm workers

Want to participate in a local Food Day event? There are many opportunities in the metro area including celebrations, special meals, film screenings, and community meetings found here.

The University of Minnesota will be hosting an all day event in honor of learning, eating and getting involved with the movement. View the complete schedule of the U of MN’s Expo.

More information about Food Day can be found at foodday.org.
Get healthy, get informed, get involved!

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One Comment leave one →
  1. October 23, 2011 10:04 pm

    Now this is a day to celebrate…

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