Food Day October 24, 2013

October 20, 2013 at 9:16 AM | Posted in cooking, Food | 2 Comments
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Coming up this coming week is Food Day, Oct. 24.

 

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Food Day October 24, 2013

 

Food Day is a nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable, and sustainably produced food and a grassroots campaign for better food policies. It builds all year long and culminates on October 24.
Food Day aims to help people Eat Real. That means cutting back on sugar drinks, overly salted packaged foods, and fatty, factory-farmed meats in favor of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and sustainably raised protein. Food Day envisions shorter lines at fast-food drive-throughs—and bigger crowds at farmers markets.

This annual event involves some of the country’s most prominent food activists, 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.

With Food Day, we can celebrate our food system when it works and fix it when it’s broken. Across the country, 3,200 events took place in 2012 and 2,300 in 2011, from community festivals in Denver, Savannah, and New York City, to a national conference in Washington, DC, to thousands of school activities in Portland, Minneapolis, and elsewhere.

 

Why Food Day?

The typical American diet is contributing to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and other health problems. Those problems cost Americans more than $150 billion per year. Plus, a meat-heavy diet takes a terrible toll on the environment.

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.

 

Join the Movement

The most important ingredient in Food Day is you! Use October 24 to start—or celebrate—eating a healthier diet and putting your family’s diet on track. Food Day is not just a day; it’s a year-long catalyst for healthier diets and a better food system. Let’s use this energy to make a meaningful and long-lasting difference!

 
http://www.foodday.org/

Seafood Decision Guide

July 13, 2013 at 8:21 AM | Posted in fish, seafood | Leave a comment
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Came across a great site all about Seafood, from National Geographic. If you love Fish and Seafood as much as I do, they have some good info on making the best seafood choices for you and your family along with information you need to make healthy and environmentally friendly choices. If you get a chance check the site out it’s loaded with info! I left the link at the bottom of the post.

 

 

Seafood Decision Guide
Making the best seafood choices for you and your family can be daunting. That’s why we have compiled all the information you need National Geoto make healthy and environmentally friendly choices. Use this interactive tool to find out where your favorite seafood ranks in sustainability, mercury level, and omega-3 content, as well as its place in the food chain—and why it matters.

 
More About Seafood

*Seafood Print
Fishermen remove more than 170 billion pounds of wildlife a year from the seas. A new study suggests that our current appetite could soon lead to a worldwide fisheries collapse.

*Cook-Wise
Join chef and conservationist Barton Seaver in a new series exploring sustainability, community, and environmental concerns as they relate to one of the world’s most common rituals—dinner.

*Ocean-Friendly Seafood Substitutes
Learn how to make sustainable choices when selecting your favorite seafood.

 
http://ocean.nationalgeographic.com/ocean/take-action/seafood-decision-guide/

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