Last night wrapped up the last presidential debate and tomorrow marks the 2nd annual Food Day. You say you’ve never heard of Food Day? Well then, read on!
Food Day is a movement that supports healthy, sustainable and affordable food for all. On October 24th, organized events will take place all over the country encouraging Americans to “Eat Real”. Planned activities include featuring local food items on school lunch menus, while other events will occur at such venues as food banks and college campuses.
Food Day is a celebration of food…real food. Food that is minimally processed, not morphed into an unidentifiable ingredient. Food that grows naturally, not modified or altered in a lab. Food that once lived a happy life, allowed to eat what it wants and given room to roam.
Food Day is a call to action for all of us to really take a closer look at our current food system and realize that realchanges need to take place in order to promote health. Change begins with each of us who want better for our own health, the health of our children and the health of our planet. And certainly all of us can agree that the current health status of our country could use some improvement.
Ellen Kanner said it best in a recent article in the Huffington Post: “Ask not what your food can do for you, ask what you can do for your food.”
My hope is each of us will have the opportunity to enjoy this year’s Food Day in some capacity, either by attending aFood Day event or by simply taking a moment to reflect on what more we can do to “Eat Real”.