Monday, October 22, 2012

Celebrate Food Day Oct. 24

This Wednesday is Food Day, an annual celebration and nationwide movement for healthy, affordable and sustainable food.

If you’re unfamiliar with Food Day, it’s not just a yuppie event promoting rich people food. It’s about improving our nation’s food policies to help promote safer, healthier diets than the ones that are causing obesity and killing people in our country. It’s about supporting sustainable and organic farms. It’s about reducing hunger. It’s about reforming factory farms to protect animals and environment. And it’s about supporting fair working conditions for food and farm workers.

It’s an event and a movement for everyone, regardless of income, regardless of political leanings, regardless of personal dietary choices. More than 2,000 events are being held in communities all across the country ranging from healthy cooking potlucks to movie screenings to cooking demonstrations. Here in Nashville, they’re even getting kids involved by sending 100 chefs into 100 local schools to teach kids how to prepare healthy foods and make healthy choices.

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