Thousands of Food Day Events to Push for Healthy, Affordable, Sustainable Food

Oct 19, 2012, 16:28 ET from Center for Science in the Public Interest

Second Annual Food Day is Wednesday, October 24

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Food Day, the nationwide celebration and movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food, will feature thousands of events in all 50 states.  Coordinated by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest and led by a diverse advisory board of food movement thought leaders, Food Day is a great opportunity for the news media to cover food-related issues such as health, sustainable agriculture, farmworker justice, and animal welfare.

Thousands of parents, teachers, public officials, chefs, farmers, college students, activists, festival-goers, and others

Food Day events

On and about Wednesday, October 24, 2012

All 50 states; details on the map at

Food should be healthy, affordable, and produced with care for farm animals, the environment, and the men and women who grow, harvest and serve it.  But too often our food system falls short of that ideal.  Food Day seeks to motivate Americans to change their own diets for the better and to take action for improved food policies.

Typical Events: All Times Local

Future of Food: 2050.  Food Day's marquee national conference.  Speakers include Food Day Founder Michael F. Jacobson, representatives of Walmart, Worldwatch Institute, Institute for Alternative Futures.  Hosted by Rep. Chellie Pingree in the United States Capitol Visitor Center, Washington, DC, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Mott Haven Academy Rooftop Garden Opening.  With the support of Bolthouse Farms, the New York Foundling, and cookbook author and chef Ellie Kreiger, the school will dedicate a rooftop garden and outdoor educational space.  Ribbon cutting and cooking lesson.  170 Brown Place (South Bronx), New York, NY.  10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Eat Real at Foley Square.  The premier public Food Day event in New York City is a joyful field-to-fork culinary festival, where some of the Big Apple's finest culinary talent creates sumptuous fare from seasonal produce.  At noon, attendees will participate in the Big Apple Crunch, an initiative of Mayor Michael Bloomberg to set a world record for "Most Participants in an Apple-Crunching Event."  Foley Square, 60 Center Street, New York, NY.  11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Savannah Food Day Festival.  With Well FED Savannah magazine and other sponsors, more than 10,000 people are expected in Savannah's Daffin Park for food, music, cooking demonstrations, exhibitors, pet-friendly fun, and children's activities.  1198 Washington Avenue, Savannah, GA.  This event is Sunday, October 28, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Many more events are listed at

SOURCE Center for Science in the Public Interest