More than 8,000 events in all 50 states happened for Food Day 2014!
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Vote Real is an initiative launched by the Environmental Center’s Real Food Challenge team in to provide FLC students, faculty and staff with the opportunity to move the Real Food Challenge forward in a way that meets their interests and desires. The first Vote Real took place between March and April in 2016 and had over 400 ballots submitted both online and in our ballot boxes. The winning vote, local organic potatoes, won the Old Fort Farm a contract for 240 lbs of potatoes per week, shifting $11K in food purchasing and increasing our total real foods by roughly 1.3%.
Looking to 2016-2017, Vote Real will take place three times each academic year. In October, January and March, FLC campus diners and members will have the option to vote on which of 2-3 different food products they would like to see shifted from current conventional standards to a ‘real’ product (fair, humane, ecologically-sound, and/or local). The product that receives the most votes will be shifted on Sodexo’s purchasing roster as seasonally available…students will help create the change that they wish to see…and we will be that much closer to meeting our Real Food Challenge goal (20% Real by 2020) and creating a fair, healthy, and environmentally-sustainable food system.
Join Tarrant Area Food Bank’s Community Garden program to celebrate Food Day 2016, a nationwide event focused on inspiring Americans to improve their diets and the country’s food policies. Learn more about Food Day here!
Register for this event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/food-day-celebration-at-tafb-learning-garden-tickets-27092571611
In celebration of fresh, local produce, we will have experienced gardeners in the TAFB Learning Garden to assist all attendees in harvesting organic produce to take home and enjoy. See the variety of veggies TAFB's garden has to offer!
Other activities include yard Twister, tic-tac-toe, garden tours and a photo booth. We will also give away veggie, herb and flower seeds for you to plant in your own garden.
This is a free, family-friendly event and we encourage all to attend. All children must be accompanied by an adult. We hope to see you there!
Follow the Food Day 2016 conversation on social media: #FoodDay2016
A festival highlighting local vendors, non-profit organizations and speaker presentations - all focusing on the importance of local, organic, sustainably-grown food and food justice. Free and open to the public!
The Student Nutrition Organization and the Nutrition Education and Outreach organization are teaming up to raise student awareness about healthy, plant-based diets! We will be tabling on the Quad and in the Student Recreation Center on Friday 10/23 and Monday 10/25 and will have additional information available in select campus dining halls. Come, visit, and learn about the benefits of plant-based diets for you and for your environment!