Get Ready: Food Day 2011

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Have you heard about Food Day 2011? October 24 will mark the first annual Food Day, with thousands of events being planned across the U.S. to promote healthy, affordable, sustainably-produced food for all.

Read on to find out what this day is all about and how you can get involved.

Food Day is sponsored by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a nonprofit watchdog group that over the years has successfully fought for more informative food labeling, better nutrition, and safer food. The event’s advisory board includes Michael Pollan, Alice Waters and Marion Nestle, as well as physicians, anti-hunger advocates, authors and politicians.

Food Day has six guiding principles:

• 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

Want to get involved? Check out the Food Day website to search for an event in your area, volunteer as a community coordinator, or host an event at your home, church, or school.

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