Food Day Sweeps Country, Highlighting Real Food, Just Food

Food Day Sweeps Country, Highlighting Real Food, Just Food

October 24, 2014

"I'd rather have a New York apple than a bag of processed junk food any day," said Kevin Bacon. 

The actor will celebrate Food Day by participating in a Big Apple Crunch with fellow actors on the set of the Fox television series The Following.  "Food Day is a great time for you and your family to support access to healthy foods from our local farmers," Bacon said.

The Big Apple Crunch in New York City is one of more than 8,000 events taking place on the fourth annual Food Day, including a flagship Apple Crunch event in Union Square at noon today.  Organizer GrowNYC hopes to top a record set last year of 1 million people simultaneously biting a New York State-grown apple.  In Times Square, Sabra will be handing out free servings of hummus and SunChips and free recipe cards.


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Hospitals Serve Over 126,000 Meals that Feature Meat and Poultry Raised Without Unnecessary Antibiotics

350+ Hospitals Celebrate Food Day With Their Commitment to Building Sustainable Food Systems

On October 24, 352 hospitals around the country will serve 126,600 meals that feature meat or poultry raised without non-therapeutic antibiotics. Spearheaded by Health Care Without Harm, these hospitals are leading a nationwide movement within health care to eliminate the overuse of antibiotics in animal agriculture and build a healthy, sustainable food supply.


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8,000 Events Next Week on Food Day

"Real Food, Just Food" is Theme for 4th Annual Observation

October 17, 2014

More than 650,000 students in Chicago, Cleveland, Des Moines, Detroit, Minneapolis, Omaha, and St. Paul will enjoy a locally sourced meal of chicken drumsticks, potatoes or corn, and apples in celebration ofFood Day as part of a partnership with School Food Focus. That's just one of many of the partnerships taking place on or around Oct. 24, the fourth annual Food Day. Around the country, more than 8,000 events, including festivals, film screenings, and massive apple crunches, will mark the occasion. Many events will shed light on issues of food justice, including access to healthy food and the treatment of farm and food workers. Other events will take place on university campuses, in public school systems, in restaurants, at farmers markets, and online.


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Food Justice Focus of Fourth Annual Food Day

Thousands of Events from Coast to Coast Planned for October 24

August 6, 2014

Justice throughout the food chain—from farm workers to child consumers—will be a special focus for the fourth annual Food Day, as will increasing Americans’ access to healthful food.  Culminating on October 24, Food Day is an event that organizers hope will inspire many Americans to improve their own diets and work toward solving food-related problems at the local, state, and national level.  Started by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest and other food leaders in 2011, Food Day quickly grew to 5,000 events from coast to coast last year alone.


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Food Day Shines Spotlight on Local Solutions to Problems with Food System

Food Access and Food Insecurity Among Many Topics at 4,700 Events

October 24, 2013

Officials and community leaders in Los Angeles observed Food Day by gathering at City Hall to celebrate progress made by institutions participating in the city's Good Food Purchasing Program, and the city's Food Policy Council released its Los Angeles Food System Snapshot. The event will mark the one year anniversary of a program the city launched last year, which harnesses the purchasing power of major institutions to encourage greater production of, and access to, sustainable produced food. One city council member used the day to promote urban agriculture by allowing planting of edible plants in residential parkways.


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4,000 Events Expected Thursday for 3rd Annual Food Day

Apple Crunches, Local Food Festivals, and Campus Events Among Activities Highlighting Healthy, Affordable, Sustainable Food

October 22, 2013

Organizers of the third annual Food Day expect to see more than 4,000 events in all 50 states on and about October 24. The day is an opportunity for schools, community groups, health officials, and individuals to highlight problems in the food supply, and also to celebrate successful solutions, according to the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest, which provides national coordination for Food Day.


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Young Chefs Get Cooking in Food Day Events Across the Country

Children Celebrate Food Day 2013 with Healthy Food Competitions, Classes, and Farm Shares

Getting young people to cook is a major focus of the third annual Food Day, the nationwide celebration and movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. On October 24th, young chefs-in-training across the country will show off their culinary skills and pick up some new ones in hands-on classes, competitions, and partnerships between schools and local farms.

At home, parents, teachers, and caregivers can involve their families in Food Day 2013 using recipes from the free recipe booklet "20 Recipes to Get Kids Cooking". Created by Food Day culinary director Kate Sherwood, the new booklet aims to make simple, healthy and delicious meals a part of family dinners with recipes for fruit kebabs, Tuscan bean soup, crispy fish tacos, and more.


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14 Questions that Could Save Your Life and the Planet

Web App Scores Diets on Health, Animal Welfare, and Environmental Impact

September 23, 2013      

WASHINGTON--Fourteen simple questions about your food and drink may save your life and the planet, according to organizers of Food Day, who today launched an online social tool that grades the health, animal welfare, and environmental impacts of users’ diets. “14 Questions that Could Save Your Life and the Planet” asks consumers how many servings of various foods they eat, whether they choose organic, and how much alcohol they consume. Users are given a number and letter grade and are prompted to share their score on Twitter and Facebook.


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Coast to Coast Organizing Underway for 2013 Food Day

Singer Jack Johnson to Partner with Food Day on Tour

September 5, 2013

The third annual Food Day will see thousands of events in all 50 states aimed at promoting healthy, affordable, and sustainably produced food.

In anticipation of October 24, singer-songwriter Jack Johnson will be teaming up with Food Day on his From Here To Now To You tour. At each of his venues, Johnson and his All At Once social action network will celebrate Food Day by introducing his fans to local and national nonprofit organizations that work on sustainable agriculture, food access, farm-to-school projects, and other food policy issues.


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The Jamie Oliver Food Foundation and Food Day Launch Food Education Campaign

New Initiative to Urge Food Education and Cooking Classes in Nation's Schools

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