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Food Day October 24: Idea Generators

We are getting excited for Food Day. It’s a great opportunity to promote sustainable food – and by sustainable we mean food that sustains a healthy body and food that sustains a healthy community. The National Food Day organizers have created a list of proposed actions that would help increase sustainable food:

  1. Reduce diet-related disease by promoting safe, healthy foods
  2. Support sustainable farms & limit subsidies to big agribusiness
  3. Expand access to food and alleviate hunger
  4. Protect the environment & animals by reforming factory farms
  5. Promote health by curbing junk-food marketing to kids
  6. Support fair conditions for food and farm workers

Their goal...

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.

On their homepage you will find a map of Food Day activities happening around the US. There might be an event you can attend or maybe you'll get an idea for an event you can host. To help get those creative juices flowing we thought we'd highlight a few of the tools in our catalog that might help:

Organic Food Poster
Are organic foods safer and more nutritious than conventionally grown foods? Get the buzz on organic foods in your classroom with this fresh, informative poster.

Locally Grown and Organic Food Kit
Learn what it means to eat locally and what makes a food organic with this teaching kit for middle and high school students. Using a DVD, PowerPoint, teaching activities and bulletin board, students will learn advantages and disadvantages of eating locally grown and organic foods.

The Mechanics of Organic Foods PowerPoint Lesson Plans
What makes a food organic? Take a closer look at organic food standards in this 31 slide presentation. It reviews issues related to the environment, pesticides and safety.

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