In just one week, children will be hitting the streets for Halloween’s annual quest for candy. But today, it’s all about eating right.
National Food Day, a nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable and sustainable food, is an annual reminder of the need for better food policies. This grassroots campaign is designed to create awareness about such priorities as sustainable and organic farming, reducing hunger and reforming factory farms.
“All over the country, mayors, governors and local public health officials are using Food Day to kick off new initiatives, launch new policies and bring needed attention to food-related problems in their communities,” says Michael F. Jacobson, founder of Food Day.
“Many Food Day events are also shining a spotlight on innovative solutions to those problems, which we hope can be replicated in other places. And we even hope that food companies change themselves for the better.”
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