Food Day: October 24th
Food Day: It’s Time to Eat Real!
October 24th, 2011
WHAT IS FOOD DAY?
“Food Day is designed to further knowledge, understanding, and dialogue about critical topics in food, agriculture, and nutrition—spanning the food chain from farm families to family tables,” said Senator Tom Harkin, chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, and an honorary co-chair of Food Day. “The many activities and events spurred by Food Day will help foster a robust dialogue on how to promote better nutrition and health, lessen hunger and increase access to food, enhance opportunities for farm families and rural communities, and conserve natural resources. There are differing ideas and perspectives on these issues and surely we all benefit from discussions about the connections among food, farms, and health.”
Morgan Spurlock of Super Size Me talks about Food Day:
FOOD DAY EVENTS
Western MA events happening on October 24th for Food Day:
FOOD DAY CURRICULUM
Food Day, an nationwide event seeking to bring together Americans in support of healthy and affordable foods, has published a curriculum for educators that shares ways to teach kids about healthy, sustainable eating! The curriculum was created for use around Food Day, which takes place this year for the first time on October 24th, but it can be used any time of the year! The lessons all encourage students to become smart consumers who make healthy choices, and there are tons of activities for kids to do. As with any curriculum, the lessons can be adapted for use at home to supplement school or for homeschooling! Check out their resources at www.foodday.org.