The first, and definitely not the last, Food Day will be October 24, 2011. Food Day aims to bring people from all walks of life, students, teachers, parents, health professionals, community organizers, chefs, local officials, and eaters, together to push for healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable humane way.
Events will be taking place across the country in schools, city halls, farmers markets, and state capitols. Join thousands of Americans for a conversation about eating real. Find an event near you. If there are no events taking place near where you live, why not host one? There is still time to sign-up and organize an event. You can screen a movie, host a talk, harvest vegetables for a food bank, have a pot-luck, have a cooking demonstration, whatever you want, as long as it revolves around good food!
Still not convinced? Read the Food Day priorities, if that doesn’t do it I’ll buy you a big mac.*
Why Eat Real?
- Reduce diet-related diseases 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 conditions to food and farm workers
* Statement made to emphasize point, my conscious won’t actually allow me to buy you a big mac.