Food Day and our partners have compiled a host of useful resources. Whether you’re searching for tips on planning an event, free tools to publicize your event, in need of fact sheets, or simply want tips for how you and your family can live and eat more healthfully—we’ve got you covered!

Check back often, as we're frequently adding new materials and resources.

About Food Day   One-Pagers   Media Tools   Campuses   Schools   Recipes

Infographics & Fact Sheets   Proclamations   Funding   Discussion Guides

Organizing Guides

Guide for Organizers 2014 The Guide for Organizers will provide you with useful, detailed advice and tools for creating great Food Day events. Inside you'll find checklists for what makes a great Food Day, talking points, examples of past Food Day events, coalition building strategy, and much more.

Guide for Campus Organizers 2014 Find everything you need to bring Food Day 2014 to your campus including organizing strategies, event ideas and examples from Food Day 2013, and sample planning timelines.

Guide for School Organizers 2014 Discover ideas for bringing Food Day to your school classroom, lunch room, or garden.

Suggested Speakers for Food Day 2014

Guide for Faith Organizers 2014 For details on how to incorporate Food Day into your Faith community, check out the Guide!

Film Screening Guide 2014

About Food Day

*New* Food Day Campaign Report 2014 The 2014 Campaign Report offers a visual snapshot of what the 3rd annual Food Day celebration looked like, on and around October 24, 2014.

Food Day 2014 Two-Page Wrap Up

Food Day 2014 Brochure Use the 2014 brochure as a way to reach out to your community, friends, and family about Food Day.

Food Day 2013 Two-Page Wrap Up

Food Day 2013 Spanish Brochure

Food Day Recipe Cards, set 1

Food Day Recipe Cards, set 2

Food Day Newspaper 2013

Food Day Press Archive 2012 See how the press covered Food Day 2012 with highlights from USA Today, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, and many local media outlets.

Food Day Suggested Reading List Want to brush up on the Food Day priorities? Check out our extensive Food Day suggested reading list that includes children's books, histories, ethnographies, cook books, and more.

Food Day Planning Timeline Use this timeline to stay on top of all your Food Day organizing.  


Our one-pagers are a great resource to give your audience a snapshot of what Food Day is all about.

One-pager: General Food Day Info

One-pager: Food Day in Restaurants

One-pager: Food Day on Campus

One-pager: Food Day in Schools

One-pager: Food Day at the Farmers Market

Company Opportunities 2014

*New* Recommended Nutrition Guidelines for Food Day

Infographics & Fact Sheets

American Agriculture Infographic

Food Justice Infographic

Young MacDonald's Farm Infographic

Food Justice Fact Sheet: Food Access & Equality

Food Justice Fact Sheet: Hunger & Obesity

Food Justice Fact Sheet: Junk Food Marketing

Food Justice Fact Sheet: Food Service Workers

Food Justice Fact Sheet: Farm Workers

Infographic - The American Diet: A Prescription for Ill Health

Infographic - Children's Diets: A Prescription for Ill Health

Fact Sheet - The American Diet-A Prescription for Ill Health

Fact Sheet - Children's Diets-A Prescription for Ill Health

Fact Sheet - Minorities are at a Greater Risk of Diet-related Diseases

5 Ways to Eat Real on a Budget

Media Tools

Media Guide 2014

Sample Media Advisory 2014

Sample Press Release 2014


Guide for Campus Organizers 2014 Whether you're a student, faculty, or an administrator this guide will provide you with essential resources to help you bring healthy, sustainable food to your campus.

One-pager: Food Day on Campus


Nutrition toolkit created for Food Day by ChopChop magazine (English)

Nutrition toolkit created for Food Day by ChopChop magazine (Spanish)

Guide for School Organizers 2014 Discover ideas for bringing Food Day to your school classroom, lunch room, or garden.

Food Day School Curriculum Designed for upper elementary and middle school students, the curriculum offers five lessons designed to teach children the importance of eating real, fresh food; cutting back on processed foods; and advocating for a healthier community. The lessons can be easily adapted for older or younger students. Teachers are highly encouraged to use the curriculum on the week of October 24.

Food Day School Curriculum Lesson Materials (PowerPoint version) Slides and graphics that accompany each of the Food Day curriculum lessons. PDF version. 

One-pager: Food Day in Schools

Get Food Education in Every School resources


Food Day is a celebration, and what would a celebration—especially one about food—be without delicious food? We’ve adapted a variety of delicious, healthy, easy-to-prepare recipes from some of the country’s most prominent chefs and cookbook writers.

2014 Food Day Recipe Cards Four new recipe cards - Spinach & White Bean Stew, Smokin' Good Chickpeas, Quick Citrusy Salad, and Curried Tofu Scramble. Print, cut out, and use the recipe cards as both Food Day promo materials and for your own recipe collection! The recipes are easy to follow and the cards are pocket-sized, which make them a great way to increase awareness about Food Day and healthy, fresh cooking.

2013 Food Day Recipe Cards Three tasty, healthy, and affordable recipes to use at your Food Day celebration, or anytime of the year!

2014 Food Day Dinner Party Kit Good friends and family; delicious, healthy food; fun and timely conversation--sounds like a great event! Our Dinner Party Kit has all you need to throw a memorable Food Day dinner, including recipes, conversation cards, and pumpkin stencils for your Food Day jack-o'-lantern!
2012 Food Day Recipe Cards Our recipe cards contain four easy to follow recipes for you to use as Food Day promotional materials or for your own personal recipe collection.

Eat Real Recipe Booklet Check out tasty, healthy, and affordable recipes from some of America's top chefs, including Dan Barber, Rick Bayless, and Nina Simonds. Download a copy and share some delicious food with your friends and family on Food Day and every day!

20 Recipes to get Kids Cooking There’s no better place to teach kids about food and nutrition than in the kitchen. Cooking with kids is a great way to share basic food skills and build strong foundations for healthy lives.  Download a copy of our cookbook, 20 Recipes to Get Kids Cooking!.  It’s filled with simple recipes that are perfect for the first time chef.


Sample Mayoral Proclamation

Sample Governor's Proclamation


Inquiry Template - Soliciting Funds from Foundations This Letter of Inquiry template can be used to help you draft a proposal for Food Day funding from local, regional, or national foundations.

Food Day Discussion Guides

Menu for the Future 

Hungry for Change 

Other Resources

Healthy Halloween Kit Halloween is all about getting creative and having fun - from tricking out your costume to making cool, ghoulish treats. Here are a few Halloween tricks and treats you can try that make good for you fun too!


Food Day Archive Click here to see previous years' Food Day Campaign Reports, Newspapers, and Posters.


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