Food Day inspires Americans to modify their diets and our food policies. Every year on October 24th, thousands of events nationwide bring Americans together to celebrate and enjoy real food and to push for improved food policies. Many of our country’s prominent food activists are involved in this annual event, united by a vision of food that is healthy, affordable, and produced with care for the environment, farm animals, and the people who grow, harvest, and serve it.
The typical American diet is contributing to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and other health problems. These health issues cost Americans more than $150 billion per year. Eating Real can save your own health and put our food system on a more humane, sustainable path. With America’s resources, there’s no excuse for hunger, low wages for food and farm workers, or inhumane conditions for farm animals.
We encourage you to use Food Day to start or to celebrate eating a healthier diet and putting you and your family’s diet on track. Remember – Food Day is not just a day; it’s a year-long catalyst for healthier diets and a better food system. Let’s make eating healthy food a long-term goal!