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 has 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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  • commented 2014-10-14 05:57:17 -0400
    I wish Food Day 2014 all the success on this occasion and hope more people and student communities participate for building the momentum toward a better food system.
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  • commented 2014-08-03 23:01:47 -0400
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  • commented 2014-06-01 11:47:13 -0400
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  • commented 2013-10-15 16:03:49 -0400
    Oh reallly schools and campuses how about the millions of homeless not eating healthy meals as well but i bet no one focuses on us.I know for a fact that isw correct i live in La Jolla California we get 3 days a week 1 pb and j sandwich a croissant apple cup of coffee maybe a danish.The other 2 days tues thurs another sack lunch consisting of basicly the same.And everyone has been donating to Mary Star of the Sea church in La Jolla as well as The Presbyterian Church we get two hot meals a month which is primarily consumed by all those NOT homeless in La Jolla California that usually have vehicles homes to live in.Forget about US?
  • commented 2013-09-18 19:42:50 -0400
    CorpCROP focuses on teaching adults about healthy food, our sustainable wellness program incorporates organic edible gardens in the work place. We will be setting up informational sessions at businesses – please let us know if you are interested. Thank you! Jen
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