- Reduce diet-related disease by promoting safe, healthy foods.
- Support sustainable farms and limit subsidies to big agribusiness.
- Expand access to food and alleviate hunger.
- Protect the environment and animals by reforming factory farms.
- Promote health by curbing junk-food marketing to kids.
- Support fair conditions for food and farm workers.
Some very lofty goals, but very admirable. And thus far, the movement has been pretty successful. The #FoodDay hashtag on twitter is doing well, and there are major events in Boston and other big cities nationwide.
Host a dinner party, cook a homemade meal. Eat locally or organically for one day (or more!). Food Day is a great day to start making little changes towards a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle. Check out local events on Food Day's website. Or just search Boston.com for Food Day events. Happy eating!