Join Nourish and thousands of individuals and groups in celebrating Food Revolution Day on May 17. Food Revolution Day is a global day of action for people everywhere to celebrate real food, where it comes from, and how to cook it. It’s a day to come together to keep cooking skills alive, improve our food knowledge and share it with others.
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Host a community screening of Nourish: Food + Community. Partner with local organizations, such as schools, nonprofits, libraries, businesses, and other community groups. Include informational tables and guest speakers. Invite local food producers and restaurants to offer tastings. See Nourish in Action for examples and ideas.
- Host a Nourish dinner and screening at a local restaurant, urban farm, or community garden. Use the Nourish Discussion Guide to open a conversation about food in your community.
- Work with your congregation to organize a community meal and screening of Nourish to celebrate the bonds of food and faith. See the Cool Harvest Organizer’s Kit.
- Volunteer at a farmers market, urban farm, or food bank. Enlist your friends and family to join you.
- Get involved. Deepen your commitment to good food by joining a group or organization that is working on food issues in your area, or at the regional or national level. See Take a Stand for ideas.
- Visit the Food Revolution Day website to become an ambassador or connect with your local community.
- View Nourish: Food + Community and open a classroom conversation about food and sustainability. See How to Use Nourish in the Classroom and Nourish Curriculum Guide for activities and lesson plans.
- Take a class field trip to a local farmers market, farm, or urban garden.
- Organize a school-wide assembly using the Nourish film. Invite speakers or panelists to add their voice, such as local farmers, chefs, non-profit leaders, and health professionals.
- Introduce a healthy new menu item in the cafeteria.
- Announce or celebrate health and sustainability initiatives and accomplishments at your school, such as a new school garden program or no more junk food in vending machines.
- Host a local foods tasting or healthy foods cook-off in the cafeteria. Involve students, parents, teachers, administrators, and food service staff to create an educational opportunity for everyone. See Nourish in Action for more ideas.
- Set healthy food goals at the school or district level, such as updating your school wellness policy or improving food procurement standards or local sourcing.
- Visit the Food Revolution Day website for additional resources for schools, including a downloadable e-book.
- Host a potluck. Gather friends and family for a Nourish screening and conversation, using the Nourish Discussion Guide. Invite dishes that highlight fresh, seasonal offerings from local farms and food artisans. Share the story of your food.
- Prepare a home-cooked meal with your a family. Visit a farmers market together and explore new foods. Share kitchen skills and knowledge. Commit to making family cooking night a tradition at least once a week.
- Invite friends and coworkers to form a sustainable food cooking group, book club, or film night, complete with healthy snacks. See Books and Films for selections.
- Make every day Food Revolution Day by setting an intention to take up one new food practice, such as growing some of your own food, joining a CSA, or going meatless on Mondays. See Be the Difference and download Nourish Ideas for Action (PDF).
How are you celebrating Food Revolution Day? Let us know.