October 24th, 2014 is a very special day. You are probably asking why is this day so important? It is Food Day which is a day to inspire Americans to change their diets and an push to improve our food policies. This year’s Food Day will have a special focus on food access and justice for food and farm workers.
This annual event involves some of the country’s most prominent food activists, united by a vision of food that is healthy, affordable, and produced with care for the environment, farm animals, and the people who grow, harvest, and serve it.
The typical American diet is contributing to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and other health problems. Those problems cost Americans more than $150 billion per year. Plus, a meat-heavy diet takes a terrible toll on the environment.
Eating Real can save your own health and put our food system on a more humane, sustainable path. With America’s resources, there’s no excuse for hunger, low wages for food and farm workers, or inhumane conditions for farm animals. – quote from Foodday.org
So how can you get involved? Use this positive movement around Food Day by introducing healthier foods into your diet. Ask your employer to start announcing an office wellness policy or participate in a community supported agriculture program. Or, introduce cooking lessons in your school or start planting a vegetable garden.
I am going to join the Food Day social media pages to spread the word about the importance of start a new food movement! Let me know what you would like to do in your community on this Food Day! Check out the Food Day 2014 website for further information – http://www.foodday.org/