Monday October 24, 2011 is the first nationally recognized Food Day. Sponsored by the Center for Science in the Public Interest along with over 120 partner organizations, the aim of Food Day is to raise awareness of issues relating to obesity and other food-related health conditions, supporting sustainable farming, and making real food available to everyone, as well as pushing for healthy affordable food produced in a sustainable, humane way.
Food Day’s specific goals are:
- Reduce diet-related disease by promoting safe, healthy foods
- Support sustainable farms & limit subsidies to big agribusiness
- Expand access to food and alleviate hunger
- Protect the environment & animals by reforming factory farms
- Promote health by curbing junk-food marketing to kids
- Support fair conditions for food and farm workers
Visit the Food Day table at the Bird Library Learning Commons on October 24 to find out more and visit the Food Day online guide anytime!