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Friday, October 23, 2015

October 24th is Food Day

October 24th is Food Day
Food Day inspires Americans to change their diets and food policies. Every October 24, thousands of events all around the country bring Americans together to celebrate and enjoy real food and to push for improved food policies.
 
October 24 is a day to resolve to make changes in our own diets and to take action to solve food-related problems in our communities at the local, state, and national level. In 2015, Food Day has the theme "Toward a Greener Diet."
 
This annual event involves some of the country’s most prominent food activists, united by a vision of food that is healthy, affordable, and produced with care for the environment, farm animals, and the people who grow, harvest, and serve it.
 
With Food Day across the country, more than 8,000 events took place in 2014, from community festivals to a panel discussion on food justice, to thousands of school activities across the country. Hundreds of events are being planned on and around October 24, 2015, in all 50 states.
 
Why Food Day? 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.
 
Join the Movement. The most important ingredient in Food Day is you! Use October 24 to start—or celebrate—eating a healthier diet and putting your family’s diet on track. Food Day is not just a day; it’s a year-long catalyst for healthier diets and a better food system. Let’s use this energy to make a meaningful and long-lasting difference!
 
 

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