Brand New Food Day

Something as simple as group trip to the local farmers market is a great way to mark Food Day 2011!

I’m researching a story for a local paper on the inaugural Food Day and wanted to brief RW&G readers on it.

Here’s a description:

Food Day will be October 24—in 2011 and in years to come. Food Day seeks to bring together Americans from all walks of life—parents, teachers, and students; health professionals, community organizers, and local officials; chefs, school lunch providers, and eaters of all stripes—to push for healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable, humane way. We will work with people around the country to create thousands of events in homes, schools, churches, farmers markets, city halls, and state capitals.

And here are the 6 key principles for the event:

  1. Reduce diet-related disease by promoting safe, healthy foods
  2. Support sustainable farms & limit subsidies to big agribusiness
  3. Expand access to food and alleviate hunger
  4. Protect the environment & animals by reforming factory farm
  5. Promote health by curbing junk-food marketing to kid
  6. Support fair conditions for food and farm workers

For more information and to learn how you can participate, please visit www.FoodDay.org. Also, be sure to fan their Facebook page.

 

Red, White & Grew promotes the victory garden revival and other simple, soulful and earth-friendly endeavors as patriotic acts in an age of uncertainty. Interact with founder Pamela Price on Twitter and Facebook.

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