Focus Areas

Mott_Haven_Garden.pngFood Day's platform is very broad and goes across all sectors of the food movement, from public health to animal welfare. Food Day 2013 focused on food education as a way to improve our diets, address obesity and other health issues, and started with schools and campuses.

Food JusticeIn 2014, Food Day had a special focus on issues related to food justice. Food Day envisions food that is healthy, affordable, and produced with care for the environment, farm animals, and the people who grow, harvest, and serve it.

Food Education: Children who know where our food comes from and how to cook meals will have a big advantage when it comes to being healthy and avoiding chronic diseases. Introducing kids to new fruits, vegetables, and whole grains—along with a few basic recipes—can put them on track to make smart food choices for life. If you teach a child to cook, a lot of other things fall into place.

Food and Health: 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.

Campuses: College campuses have always been incubators for social movements, and students, faculty, and administrators play an important role in building the momentum toward a better food system. Hundreds of colleges and universities participate in Food Day each year, with activities ranging from debates, lectures, and conferences, to cook-offs, movie screenings, and on-campus farmers markets.


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