Celebrate Food Day
By WorldLink Staff | October 24, 2011 | Leave a Comment
Today and throughout the week, thousands of individuals and groups across the country are celebrating the first national Food Day, organized by Center for Science in the Public Interest.
We’re proud to support educators in opening conversations about good food and catalyzing meaningful change. How are you celebrating Food Day? Share your activities with the Nourish community.
Here are a few ways that communities and schools are using Nourish to enrich their Food Day activities:
- In Natchitoches, Louisiana, NSU Middle Lab School students will watch Nourish Short Films and engage in food-related activities. Northwestern State University Education, Health & Human Performance, and Nutrition majors will support teachers in educating students about better food choices. Cane River Green Market is providing fresh produce samples, and students will take home health information to share with their families.
- In Klickitat County, Washington, the Healthy People Alliance is organizing series of Food Day Harvest Exchanges. Each event will include a Nourish screening, information tables, guest speakers, and local food producers.
- At Clemson University, South Carolina, Healthy Campus, Slow Food, and Students for Environmental Action are offering games, complimentary food from local farmers, educational booths, and a Nourish screening.
- In Tallahassee, Florida, the Brogan Museum is celebrating Food Day with a free screening of Nourish Short Films, educational activities, and food giveaways.
- In San Diego, California, Healthy Works hosted a farmers market, health and nutrition information tables, and a free outdoor screening of Nourish, followed by a panel discussion on local food and nutrition.
- In Dallas, Texas, Net Impact DFW, SlowMoney DFW, and CitySquare held a Nourish screening at the KERA Community Room. Afterward, they held a discussion featuring leaders from Dallas’s growing local food community. KERA Public Media is airing Nourish as part of their Food Day programming.
Honoring good food is a year-round effort that doesn’t end with Food Day. Plan an event or activity in your community, school, or home.
Discover more ideas for taking action in Be the Difference.More: Creating Community, Edible Education, Food and Community, Food Day, Nourish in Action, Schools, Taking a Stand, Teaching and Learning, Teaching Resources, Youth