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Food Day: Are you Cook-in' for a Cause?

October 19, 2011

Food Day is just around the corner on Monday October 24th and it seems that the whole country is excited. Just take one glance at the Food Day website and you will see hundreds of events scheduled to take place from Washington to Maine. Just as, Michael Jacobson had hoped when he founder Food Day last year, people are joining together to push for and celebrate healthy, affordable food that’s produced in a sustainable and humane way. Even Slow Foods is participating by encouraging people to take part in their second $5 dollar challenge on October 24th.

You all have shown us that you plan to participate, and even extended an invitation to our community to the events that you plan to host on our Food Day Facebook page. We couldn’t be more excited about the buzz that Food Day is creating!

One event that we are particularly excited about is Cook-in’ for a Cause, which is being hosted by IIN grad Nancy Rossi and her brother Mike Ames. Nancy and Mike are working on a new film called Now We’re Cooking!, a documentary that will inspire and connect people to cook their meals at home with healthy, whole foods.  For more information on the film and how you can become a part of their initiative, visit the Now We’re Cooking! – The Movie Facebook Page.

This year on Food Day, participate in Cook-in’ for a Cause, a virtual dinner that encourages everyone to host a healthy, homemade dinner for their family or friends.  To participate in Cook-in’ for a cause, all you have to do is follow at least one of Food Day’s guidelines: 

Food Day Principles

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

 

Make sure you share your photos from your meal on Cook-in’ for a Causes’ Facebook page so everyone can see the delicious dishes that you come up with! 

Check out what Morgan Spurlock of Super Size Me has to say about the power of Food Day: 

What do you have planned for Food Day? 

 

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