Rhode Island FOOD
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
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
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
[email protected] to get involved.
National 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
Visit National FOOD DAY website at
for more info.