Celebrate Food Day

By Susan Littlefield

As gardeners, many of us appreciate and experience the benefits of fresh, healthful, and sustainably grown food. But unfortunately not everyone in this country has access to these benefits. That's what the Center for Science in the Public Interest and a host of partnering national, state, and local organizations hope to change with the celebration of Food Day on October 24.

This nationwide series of events is designed to address issues such as health and nutrition, hunger, agricultural policy, farm worker justice, and farm animal welfare. Participation in an event in your community is a way to strengthen and unify the food movement and help promote safer, healthier diets, reduce hunger, support sustainable agriculture, protect the environment, make sure farm workers are fairly treated and farm animals are raised humanely.

An online Resource Guide provides information and ideas on many ways to participate, including a Food Day Dinner Party Kit, with everything you need to throw a memorable and informative Food Day dinner; a 2012 Food Day School Curriculum; even a Food Day suggested reading list.

To find out how to get involved, host an event of your own, or search for events in your area, go to: Food Day.

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