After a 34-year absence, Americans are celebrating Food Day once again on Monday, October 24. The idea is to do for the food movement what Earth Day has done for the growing Green awareness across America.
The folks at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, the brainchild behind the original—and resurrected—Food Day, are hoping to honor these six principles on Monday:
- Reduce diet-related disease by promoting safe, healthy foods
- Support sustainable farms and limit subsidies to big agribusiness
- Expand access to food and alleviate hunger
- Protect the environment and animals by reforming factory farms
- Promote health by curbing junk-food marketing to kids
- Support fair conditions for food and farm workers
So how can you do your part?
- Check out their comprehensive calendar of events in all 50 states. See if there's something going on near you this weekend, or on Monday.
- Eat Real by browsing their delicious Food Day recipes from star chefs like Mario Batali, Jamie Oliver, Lynn Rossetto Kasper and Mark Bittman.
- Speak out and tell your Congressman to support the goals of Food Day.
- Pay it forward by getting your family's school involved with these Food Day classroom resources.
- Educate your family with the Food Day Terrific Ten and Terrible Ten list.
And be sure to check back with TakePart on Monday for an exciting prize giveaway.