Interested in finding out more about Food Day and how to advocate around good food policy? Check out our archived webinars below:

Reaching your school's health and wellness goals through food education, March 19, 2014 VideoSlides

Food Day and its partner national food education organizations, The Edible Schoolyard Project and Worldlink/Nourish held a webinar about the latest food education tools and materials for K-12 educators. The webinar specifically focused on curricular and food literacy resources as well as the online communities available to support and grow the national food education movement.

Webinar attendees learned how Food Day can help schools advance towards the pillars established by the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools recognition award.

Food Policy 101: Expanding Healthy Food Access on Food Day 2013, October 24, 2013

In honor of Food Day, the Healthy Food Access Portal held a food policy 101 webinar which brought together community leaders and activists from throughout the country to share strategies for improving access to healthy foods.

Webinar speakers discussed the best way to harness the power of community to create policy change at the local, state, and federal levels. The webinar addressed a range of topics including why healthy food access is important, the role that food policy councils, community leaders, and local government can play in making real policy change, and how to engage community to improve food access and quality.

Featured Speakers:

  • Allison Hagey, Senior Associate, PolicyLink
  • Brandy H. M. Brooks, Interim Manager, Food Access Policy and Programming, Boston Collaborative for Food and Fitness
  • Lindsey Day Farnsworth, Researcher, University of Wisconsin-Madison Community and Regional Food Systems Project, Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems
  • Breanna Morrison, Policy Analyst, Food Systems / Retail, Community Health Councils, Inc.

Food Day 2013 Organizing Webinars

Food Day on Campus, October 7, 2013 - Slides

Real Food Challenge and Food Day offer tips on how you can get involved in Food Day starting today; or, if you have already started planning, get tips for making sure your event is great.

Media Training for Food Day Organizers, October 2, 2013 - Video; Slides

CSPI’s communications staff shares tips and tricks for getting media attention for your Food Day event, including how to write a media advisory and press release and how to talk with reporters. The Food Day team will share our updated Media Guide with organizers.

Food Day in California, September 23, 2013 - Video; Slides

Food Day organizers throughout the state give updates on events being planned and offer ideas to help you brainstorm and get inspired.

A-“peel” to Your Audience: Communicating Your Mission Effectively on Food Day and Beyond, September 17, 2013 - Slides Part 1; Slides Part 2

Activism comes in many forms. But whether you are trying to influence your friends, your co-workers, your customers, or your entire industry, it all comes down to effective messaging. With limited time and attention, how do you get the words right? This upcoming webinar welcomes two organizations adept at communicating complex food issues: Bon Appétit Management Company and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).

Bon Appétit has addressed complex initiatives with humor and intelligence for years, through programs such as the company’s Low Carbon Diet to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Vice President of Strategy Maisie Greenawalt will share tips for messaging that address challenging issues in a fun, engaging, and accessible way. 

Josh Balk, the Director of Corporate Policy for Farm Animal Protection for HSUS, will share advice from an advocacy perspective: how can we develop messaging that will attract and engage companies around important issues like animal welfare? Since joining the HSUS in 2005, Josh has worked with many of the largest corporations in the world to improve the treatment of animals in their supply chains. 

This webinar provides a unique opportunity for Food Day advocates to get the “inside scoop” on how companies and major advocacy organizations communicate about complex food system change. 

Advancing Better Food Policies on Food Day: Best Practices and Tools for Engagement, September 12, 2013 - Video; Slides

Get an inside look at some of the model food policies from around the country assembled by Food Day's team and learn how you can engage with policy on a local, regional, and national level.

Food Day on Campus, September 9, 2013 - VideoSlides

Speakers from Food Day and Real Food Challenge discuss national campaign updates, leadership development tips, and event ideas. Hear from Paige Kelly, member of FH King & Slow Food at The University of Wisconsin, Madison on events on her campus and tips for making your 2013 campus event a success.

Food Day in Schools: How to Get Involved, September 4, 2013 - Video; Slides

This webinar will give you the tools to find out how your school can participate in Food Day and use the momentum to achieve your health and wellness goals. During the webinar you will learn about some of the available resources: Nourish: Food + Community curriculum, Food Day’s school curriculum created by the Columbia Teachers College, and technical tools for the implementation of the new nutrition standards for competitive foods in schools. Join the webinar to learn how Food Day can help your school advance towards the pillars established by the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools recognition award. 

Second Call for Organizers, July 31, 2013 - VideoSlides

Get a national campaign update and hear from organizers around the country who are organizing events to promote healthy, affordable, sustainable food.

Call for Organizers and Campaign Update, June 5, 2013 - VideoSlides

Hear about some of the exciting Food Day activities being planned in Chicago, New York, New Orleans, and other places around the country and be inspired to start planning your own event!

Food Day on Campus, May 30, 2013 - VideoSlides

Plant the seed before you leave campus and use summer to get your planning in motion so you can have the most effective and fun Food Day yet at your college or university. Hear from some of last year’s most successful campus organizers from Real Food Challenge, Duke University, UC Santa Cruz, and Babson College to learn ways you can get your campus involved in 2013.

Food Day in Schools, May 28, 2013 - Video; Slides 

Speakers from Food Day, Jamie Oliver Food Foundation, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and the National Farm to School Network discuss how schools around the country are getting ready for Food Day. Hear about our new food education campaign launched on May 17 (Food Revolution Day) and learn how your school district can get involved. 

Food Day Leadership Series

Policy Advocacy 101: Make Your Voice Heard March 20, 2013 - Video; Slides

Bringing Partners to the Table to Change a State's Food System April 17, 2013 - Video; Slides

The Theory and Practice of Community Change May 15, 2013 - Video; Presentation by Dr. William Brieger, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health here; Slides

Tools for Food Policy Change June 19, 2013 - Video; Slides

Making Your Point to the Media July 17, 2013 - Video; Slides

Regional Webinars: Success Stories & Using Food Day 2013 to Reach Your Goals

Northeast regional webinar, March 25, 2013 - Video; Slides. New York City Big Apple Crunch slides here.

Western regional webinar, March 27, 2013 - Video; Slides. San Diego Passport Challenge slides here

Southern regional webinar, April 1, 2013 - Video; Slides

Midwestern regional webinar, April 3, 2013 - Video; Slides


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