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Food Day

Urging Food Education and Cooking Classes in Nation's Schools

Lilia Smelkova | Posted 10.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Lilia Smelkova

Hundreds of school districts will celebrate Food Day by serving special healthy meals in cafeterias as well as organizing cooking classes and harvest celebrations in school gardens. This Food Day, let's commit to getting food education in every school.

5 Documentaries to Sink Your Teeth Into for Food Day

Susan Liang | Posted 10.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Liang

What many of us may lack in political pull, we can make up for in taking the time to become more educated and present in our food choices.

On Food Day, a Penny for the American Farmworker

Sanjay Rawal | Posted 10.24.2014 | Impact
Sanjay Rawal

Nearly all of the produce we eat in the United States is handpicked. Machines don't harvest our fresh lettuce, peaches, cherries, carrots, etc. People do. And as one can imagine, that work is difficult.

Food Day Highlights Injustices Connected to the Food Supply

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Each of us could participate in efforts to right wrongs by protecting our children from the selfish ploys of food manufacturers and restaurants, shifting our food purchases in the direction of organic and Fair Trade foods, and patronizing restaurants that pay decent wages.

Food Day 2014: Food Justice = Worker Justice!

Joann Lo | Posted 12.22.2014 | Green
Joann Lo

Five years ago, the Food Chain Workers Alliance was founded as a national coalition of unions, workers centers, and non-profit organizations to work ...

Meatless Monday: Food Day Puts Real Food On The Menu

Ellen Kanner | Posted 12.20.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Come join the party this Friday, October 24, the fourth annual Food Day . Sponsored by the Center for Science in the Public Interest and partnering wi...

On Labor Day, Let's Celebrate Farm and Food System Workers

Joann Lo | Posted 10.26.2014 | Green
Joann Lo

Farmers' markets have had an explosive growth, countless schools now have vegetable gardens, and we are paying more attention to the link between our diets and our health. Yet, most food labor issues still remain under the radar.

What's YOUR Ridiculous National Food Holiday?

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 05.05.2014 | Taste

We got strawberries and cream, lobster thermidor and national noodle day.

Meatless Monday -- Bite into Real Food For Food Day

Ellen Kanner | Posted 12.21.2013 | Green
Ellen Kanner

The Congressional decision to cut SNAP dollars (formerly known as food stamps) starting November 1 makes Halloween especially scary this year. The gov...

Bring Back Food Education Where It Belongs -- In Our Schools!

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 10.20.2013 | Impact
Nancy Huehnergarth

Today, few kids can tell a snap pea from a string bean. Sautéing is as foreign to today's teens as a landline. A recent a survey in Australia found that 20 percent of kids think pasta comes from animals. 27 percent think yogurt come from plants.

Ending Food Ignorance: Education Is Too Important to Leave to Big Food

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 09.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Let's envision the financial windfall taxpayers should reap when we begin to make a serious dent in rates of childhood overweight and obesity. And let's put food education back in schools because we value our children and their prospects for long, healthy, and happy lives.

Chewing On The Future of Food

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.26.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Our cultural attitudes about the use of our feet and our forks are ill-advised, but not crazy; they always made sense before. For most of human history, calories were relatively scarce and physical activity was unavoidable. Our prevailing inclinations are well-suited to that scenario.

Busted: Food Myths Brought to You by Corporate Front Groups

Michele Simon | Posted 12.25.2012 | Home
Michele Simon

Myths about food are brought to us not only by those companies with a vested interest in promoting pesticides and biotechnology, but also by a host of less obvious sources.

Bring Joy to the Family Table This Food Day 2012

Stacie Billis | Posted 12.24.2012 | Parents
Stacie Billis

The food issues that we face as a nation of parents caring for the first generation of children with a life expectancy shorter than our own -- along with financial pressures, limited family time and sheer exhaustion -- have stolen our joy for food. Today I urge you to join me and take one step towards reclaiming it.

Pure Food, Pure Love

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 12.24.2012 | Home
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Happy Food Day! Today we might take a wakeful moment to give thanks to Mother Earth for nourishing us and our families over the centuries. It is a great day to consider what we put into our bodies and to take particular notice of the beautiful domino effect of supporting local food systems.

Aimee Mann And Ted Leo At Birchmere: HuffPost DC Top 5 For October 24

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 10.24.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24 1. Aimee Mann And Ted Leo At Birchmere Full band set from Mann, solo set from Leo, both indie rock, indie comedy, ...

Ryan's Riots: Plan Will Starve One in Five Americans and Create Massive Social Unrest

Frederick Kaufman | Posted 12.24.2012 | Home
Frederick Kaufman

Republicans may hail Ryan as an intellectual, but he has not read his history, where the food lesson is clear: Rising food prices in the absence of social support equals social unrest on a massive scale.

Save America, One Plate At A Time

Andrew Zimmern | Posted 12.24.2012 | Home
Andrew Zimmern

"Bizarre Foods" is an entertainment program, but in every episode and every story we try to convey a serious message: Let's look at how the rest of the world eats, and let's see what we can learn from other people to change our food lives for the better.

25 Food Initiatives in 25 U.S. States

Posted 10.24.2012 | Home

As part of Food Day, the Worldwatch Institute is showcasing 50 food and agriculture initiatives in 50 states. It's an inspiring group of programs -- h...

What Will You Eat On Food Day?

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.24.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- More than seventy local events are scheduled for Wednesday, otherwise known as Food Day. From house parties to film screenings to re...

Meatless Monday: On Food Day, What Can You Do For Your Food?

Ellen Kanner | Posted 12.22.2012 | Green
Ellen Kanner

We are two days away from Food Day, and two weeks from a presidential election. So ask not what your food can do for you, ask what you can do for your food.

Grossed Out by Pink Slime? Well, Don't Just Sit There

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 06.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Signs that our food system is broken are all around us. So are the signs that Americans are craving change and want to do something about it.

Do We Need An Official "Food Day"?

The Huffington Post | Sarah H. Lee | Posted 02.02.2012 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: Yes, we all know it's Halloween -- a weekend of costumes, fake spid...

Ten Radical Ways to Make Our Food Better

Diane MacEachern | Posted 12.26.2011 | Home
Diane MacEachern

Right now, U.S. agriculture policy provides price supports and subsidies to farmers who use pesticides and insecticides -- and penalizes those who don't. Shouldn't it be the other way around?

On Food Day, Count Our Blessings and Make a Difference

Sen. Tom Harkin | Posted 12.24.2011 | Home
Sen. Tom Harkin

Food Day also reminds us that even here, in the world's richest nation, about one in seven households suffer food insecurity, meaning that the family's diet is impaired or limited in some way, with even higher rates in households with children.