“Food Day’s goal is nothing less than to transform the American diet”
Why Eat Real?
Real food tastes great. Meals built around vegetables, fruits, and whole grains are delicious and satisfying. But far too many Americans are eating diets composed of salty, overly processed packaged foods clad in cardboard and plastic; high-calorie sugary drinks that pack on pounds and rot teeth, but have no nutritional benefit; and fast-food meals made of white bread, fatty grain-fed factory-farmed meat, French fries, and more soda still. What we eat should be bolstering our health, but it’s actually contributing to several hundred thousand premature deaths from heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and cancer each year. What’s more, the way our food is produced all too often harmful to farm workers, the environment, and farm animals.
Food Day’s goal is nothing less than to transform the American diet—to inspire a broad movement involving people from every corner of our land who want healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable, humane way. In other words, we want America to eat real. We want to get Americans cooking real food for their families again. We want fewer people at drive-throughs and bigger crowds at farmers markets. We want to celebrate fresh fruits, vegetables, and healthy whole grains—and to support the local farms and farmers that produce them. We want all Americans—regardless of their age or income or geographic location—to be able to select healthy diets and avoid obesity, heart disease, and other diet-related conditions.
Food Day 2011 is on Monday, October 24, 2011. This is a nationwide event that is taking place to spotlight the current food issues taking place in our country today.
- Reduce diet-related disease by promoting safe, healthy foods
- Support sustainable farms & limit subsidies to big agribusiness
- Expand access to food and alleviate hunger
- Protect the environment & animals by reforming factory farms
- Promote health by curbing junk-food marketing to kids
- Support fair conditions for food and farm workers
To find out what events are happening in your city, click here and enter your city, state or zip code. There are tons of events taking place including webinars that you can be a part of from the comforts of your own home.
Inspired to get in the kitchen? Food Day has provided a free recipe guide to wonderful dishes that you can create with your family and friends. So get in there are start cooking.
Food Day is an event that everyone can get involved in and everyone should get involved in, why? Because everyone eats, and (hopefully) everyone cares about being able to continue to eat in the future. Simple as that. Eating good wholesome food is a right, not a privilege.