I didn't even know there was such a thing before a few days ago, but now I do, and it's totally the kind of thing I can get behind.
The goals of Food Day, run by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, as stated at foodday.org:
- Reduce diet-related disease by promoting safe, healthy foods
- Support sustainable farms & limit subsidies to big agribusiness
- Expand access to food and alleviate hunger
- Protect the environment & animals by reforming factory farms
- Promote health by curbing junk-food marketing to kids
- Support fair conditions for food and farm workers
There are events happening all over the country. Look yours up here: http://foodday.org/participate/events/
In Madison, there are:
- Food Day Celebration at Goodman Community Center
- Food Day Reception and Celebration at Whole Foods
- Opportunity to voice your opinion about food at the MMSD Board of Education Open Meeting
One of my favorite parts, of course, is the recipe booklet, featuring recipes from famous chefs like Rick Bayless and Jamie Oliver and Mark Bittman. See the recipes here, or download the whole booklet here.
Recipes I'm particularly excited to try? (click on the links to see them for yourself!)