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Rhode Island FOOD DAY

 

Rhode Island FOOD DAY
Monday October 24, 2011

FOOD DAY is a national event that aims to build momentum for a healthy, sustainable and equitable food system in all communities. (Think Earth Day for food issues)

Throughout the month of October, Kids First and Real Food First want to help your school, hospital, worksite or childcare facility participate in the build-up to FOOD DAY in order to help shine the spotlight on efforts to improve all institutional food offerings.

Tell us what you are planning for FOOD DAY & help support healthy, sustainable, local and real food for all Rhode Islanders. Contact KIDS FIRST at info@kidsfirstri.org to get involved.

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About National FOOD DAY

Food Day will be October 24—in 2011 and in years to come. Food Day seeks to bring together Americans from all walks of life—parents, teachers, and students; health professionals, community organizers, and local officials; chefs, school lunch providers, and eaters of all stripes—to push for healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable, humane way. They will work with people around the country to create thousands of events in homes, schools, churches, farmers markets, city halls, and state capitals.

Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) are the Honorary Co-Chairs for Food Day 2011, and the day is sponsored by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, the nonprofit watchdog group that has led successful fights for food labeling, better nutrition, and safer food since 1971.

Like CSPI, Food Day will be people-powered and does not accept funding from government or corporations—though restaurants, supermarkets, and others are certainly encouraged to observe Food Day in their own ways.

Food Day is backed by 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. But the most important ingredient in Food Day is you—and they invite you to organize an event and help make Food Day a success.

Support for FoodDay.org is provided by the Elfenworks Foundation.

Visit National FOOD DAY website at www.foodday.org for more info.

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