National Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable and sustainable food.
Food Days, October 24, 2013
Food Day’s platform is very broad and goes across all sectors of the food movement, from public health to animal welfare. Food Day 2013 will focus on food education as a way to improve our diets, address obesity and other health issues, starting with schools and campuses.
Food Day is a nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable, and sustainably produced food, and a grassroots campaign for better food policies. It builds all year long and culminates on October 24. This annual event brings together some of the most prominent voices for change in the food movement, united by a vision of food that is healthy, affordable, and produced with care for the environment, farm animals, and the people who grow, harvest, and serve it.
In 2012, Food Day was celebrated with over 3,2000 event in all 50 states. To make this happen, Food Day partners with hundreds of national and local groups and thousands of individuals.
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For Food Day 2013 at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-777-8392. New resources and information for Eating Real year-round will be available throughout the year on Food Day
Then there is World Food Day October 16, 2013
Established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAQ) in 1979, World Food Day, October 16, was first observed in 1981. Organizations around the world mobilize advocacy campaigns and events on October 16 to strengthen the political will to end hunger. World Food Day offers the opportunity to strengthen national and international solidarity in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty and draw attention to achievements in food security and agricultural development.
The United States has a long history of collaborative action against hunger on World Food Day. Since its inception, the day has been observed in the US to create solidarity among groups working to end hunger and to educate thousands of people, young and old, about the roots of global hunger and the multi-faceted approaches to end it. More information can be found on Food Tank.