Food Day is a nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable, and sustainably produced food and a grassroots campaign for better food policies that culminates in a day of action on October 24 every year. Spearheaded by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest, Food Day aims to bring us closer to a food system with food that is healthy, affordable, and produced with care for the environment, animals, and the women and men who grow, harvest, and serve it. Think of it as an Earth Day for food issues!
Food Day seeks to inspire community action in every city and state in the country, with individuals and organizations coming together on October 24 to learn, debate, and mobilize to improve our food system and the American diet. Community action may mean organizing an event, leading a new initiative, or creating a petition to advocate for better food policies. Organizations and individuals may choose to use Food Day to celebrate what our food system does right, or they may choose to use Food Day to highlight the work they are already doing.
Who is partnering with Food Day? Food Day brings together some of the most prominent voices for change in the food movement, including physicians, nutritionists, labor leaders, environmentalists, farmers, chefs, authors, and cookbook writers, as well as parents, teachers, and citizens from all walks of life. National partners (100+) include the American Public Health Association, Community Food Security Coalition, Farm to School Network, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, Farmers Market Coalition, Humane Society of the United States, Slow Food USA, Whole Foods Market, Cooking Channel, and others. A full listing of the Food Day Advisory Board and partner organizations can be found at www.FoodDay.org.
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