Origins & Information - Food Day

It's FOOD DAY! What's that? Well, in a push to emphasize the health benefits and the great habit of appreciating food, Food Day was determined to be October 24 for this year and hopefully years to come. It is supported by a large number of advocates and "an impressive advisory board that includes anti-hunger advocates, physicians, authors, politicians, and leaders of groups focused on everything from farmers markets to animal welfare to public health." The main focus, however, is to get the average Joe involved by various Food Day events around the nation.

What are the Food Day principles?
  • 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

So the big push is to "transform the American diet" by emphasizing the value and benefits of healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. It is a day to celebrate real food, cooking, fruits & vegetables, and overall healthy food lifestyles. It's also a day to be acutely aware of what your food is and where it's coming from. For a list of events that are happening today and to check if any are in your area to attend, click here. For more information about Food Day, go to How're you going to celebrate Food Day?