Have you heard about National Food Day on Monday, October 24th, 2011?
Food Day is a grassroots event aimed at mobilizing people around the country to work together to advocate for healthy affordable food, produced in a sustainable, humane way. It’s a great opportunity for everyone – kids, parents, teachers, food service, principals, and superintendents – to organize events in their schools and communities!
At FoodPlay Productions, we’re excited to help launch the event at several venues!
Check out the Food Day Website
Food Day Resources
How to participate in Food Day
Ideas to Celebrate National Food Day at your schools:
- Healthy snack demonstration or snack stations in classes or cafeteria
- A book display about food issues at the library
- Showing food films or having a panel of speakers addressing local food issues
- Q&A with local farmers or a field trip to local farms or farmers’ markets
- School garden or windowsill herb pots
- Food drive for local food banks
Resources to help celebrate:
- Free kids’ snack recipe cards to download
- Children’s book about healthy food
- Handouts to distribute to kids and parents
- Live theater shows for school assemblies or community events
We hope to work with you and National Food Day organizer — Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) — to put the spotlight on healthy food and healthy communities!