This Wednesday is no ordinary “hump day”. Midweek, I’ll be joining thousands in a celebration of real food and a national movement toward more healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. Food Day, celebrated annually on October 24, was established by the Center for Science in the Public Interest and aims to transform the way we eat in this country.
Food should serve as nourishment for the body, not a source of illness, disease and social injustice. The standard American diet, high in processed convenience food containing lots of salt, sugar, and fat, is derailing the health of many Americans. HIgh blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and other lifestyle related diseases is highly correlated with the food we put on our plates.
Take a stand to buy, grow, cook and eat real food. You can take part in Food Day this year by attending a local event in your area or by hosting an event of your own. You can also participate by making a commitment to cook a real meal from scratch on Wednesday. If you’re not sure what to prepare, try my Spicy Mediterranean Quesadilla.
Tell your friends, family, coworkers and even a stranger or two about Food Day and the benefits of eating real food!