Food Day 2014 gives Americans the chance to actively start making small, healthy changes in their diets. The annual event brings prominent food activists and everyday people together to enjoy healthy food that is affordable, and produced with care for farm animals, farm workers and servers as well. Food Day gives us a chance to celebrate the positives in the food system in our country as well as a chance to highlight problems and fix where our system is broken.
Currently, the typical American diet contributes to many long term diseases such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease and others. Food Day is a chance to focus on our diets and make a change today, so that we may be healthier and feel better tomorrow. The Marketplace, in our efforts to bring healthy food to all students, will feature fresh, healthy options from local farms on October 24th. Unique produce dishes will be featured on this day, as a very meat-heavy diet is neither healthy nor environmentally friendly. Keep in mind, the point of this movement is to live a little bit healthier one day at a time so let’s use this as a catalyst to live healthier all year!