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It’s National Food Day: October 24th

Join the thousands of Americans who are uniting to talk about transforming the way we eat.

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National Food Day - October 24It’s time to get real and eat real! Mark your calendars because October 24th is National Food Day. Thousands of Americans are gathering in schools, farmers markets, college campuses, and state capitols to talk about ways to improve and transform the way Americans eat. It’s all up to you, though!

I can tell you until I am blue in the face how to eat and what to eat, but it all comes down to the choices you select to fuel your body!

Why eat real?

Real food in its natural form is delicious and satisfying. What we put into our bodies should be keeping us healthy, not harming our bodies. If you want numbers, 33 percent of the total U.S. population is obese, and poor diet is linked to premature deaths from heart attacks, diabetes, and cancer each year.

By promoting and celebrating fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, hopefully food day will push and inspire Americans to move in a direction towards affordable and healthy food.

Here are the 6 principles that Food Day is designed to promote:

  1. Reduce diet-related disease by promoting safe, healthy foods.
  2. Support sustainable farms and limit subsidies to big agribusiness.
  3. Expand access to food and alleviate hunger.
  4. Protect the environment and animals by reforming factory farms.
  5. Promote health by curbing junk food marketing to kids.
  6. Support fair conditions for food and farm workers.

What would Food Day be without good food? Even some of America’s best chefs have jumped on the bandwagon of National Food Day and have collaborated to make a Food Day cookbook. Check out some of these great recipes!

Even if you can’t go out and celebrate Food Day at one of your hometown events, you can celebrate the day by making one of these delicious recipes for one of your meals!

How are you going to celebrate National Food Day?

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