Get ready for Food Day on October 24, and join millions of Americans across the country in celebration of real food. Toss out those sugary drinks, processed, packaged foods, and grain-fed, factory-farmed meats in favor of vegetables, fruits, high-quality fats, and sustainably raised protein – all produced with care for the environment, farm animals, and those who grow, harvest, and serve it.
Let’s face it; the typical American diet is contributing to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and other health problems. These problems cost us more than $150 billion per year. And to really bring the point home, experts now believe that children today are the first generation predicted to live shorter lives than their parents. Food Day is a day to resolve to make changes in our own diets and to take action to solve food-related problems in our communities at the local, state, and national level. Eating “real” can save your own health and put our food system on a more humane, sustainable path. With our country’s resources, there’s no excuse for hunger, low wages for food and farm workers, or inhumane conditions for farm animals.
So let’s get going! Use October 24 to start – or celebrate – eating a healthier diet and putting your family’s diet on track. It’s time to make a meaningful and long-lasting difference for life!