Food Day: Monday October 24th 2011Thu 06 Oct 2011
Story by The Food Revolution Team
This October 24th, for the first time ever, America is celebrating a national Food Day.
Food Day seeks to bring together Americans from all walks of life to “eat real.” Organized by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Food Day asks us to show our support for healthy, affordable food, produced in a sustainable and humane way.
Across the nation people will be meeting for literally thousands of events – in homes, schools, churches, farmers markets, city halls and state capitals - to have public discussions about food, celebrate food producers, learn about nutrition, watch films, and share meals.
There are lots of ways you can get involved with Food Day and help build a broad ‘real food’ movement of Americans who want healthy, affordable and delicious food produced in a sustainable way.
The Food Revolution encourages you to cook a fresh, seasonal meal from scratch, and then teach someone how to prepare it, step by step.
Get your friends and family together on Monday October 24th (or the weekend before) and create a meal together from fresh, wholesome and seasonal foods sourced locally.
Then – just as important - teach one person or a group of people how to make this meal themselves. By teaching just a few of your friends or even your own family how to make one meal you are helping to build a movement that says “yes” to good health through better food choices. And teaching someone else to cook is the fastest way to spread the Revolution.
Stuck For Ideas On What You Could Cook?
• The Food Revolution Team will be getting together and cooking basic pizzas with a seasonal twist using fresh, locally sourced and seasonal ingredients, & served with our chopped green salad.
• Food Day has produced a cook booklet full of great recipes from some of America’s best chefs.
• Our Food Revolution community has been participating in our Food Revolution Cook-offs for twenty two weeks now! For inspiration on what you could cook on Food Day you can see some of the amazing recipes our users have submitted each week here.
Don’t forget – where possible choose locally grown, organic and seasonal ingredients.
Food Day is not just about starting the conversation on healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable and humane way -- it is also a celebration!
Let us know how you plan to celebrate and what you will be cooking by posting on our Food Revolution Community wall and make sure you take lots of photos of your Food Day activities to share with us afterwards. We’ll be sharing our photos too!
Stay tuned to hear what some of our groups have planned for Food Day and what will be happening in the Huntington Kitchen!
Visit the Food Day website for more information on the 6 principles of Food Day and to search for events happening near you. If you plan to organize an event or even a private dinner, register and let them know – www.foodday.org.
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