“Food Day inspires Americans to change their diets and our 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.”
Food Day Priorities:
- Promote safer, healthier diets
- Support sustainable and organic farms
- Reduce hunger and improve food access
- Reform factory farms to protect the environment and farm animals
- Support fair working conditions for food and farm workers
For a majority of people, healthy food is a premium they cannot afford. In some areas fresh vegetables and nourishing foods are not available. In others, the vegetables have been modified and typically have a lower nutritional value. Healthy, nutritional food is not solely synonymous with ‘organic.’ Consider starting a garden or supporting quality farmers at a local market. I encourage you all to educate yourselves about the food system in your country and make any determinations from there. Food is a personal connection for many, and your connection to this information should be just as personal.