On Food Day, Nation Celebrates Real Food, Casts Light on Food Injustices

The Mind-Body SHIFT

Real Food Day CSPICommunities all over the country will gather on or around Friday, October 24, for Food Day, an annual celebration to help draw attention to food justice issues, such as access to healthy food and the treatment of farm and food workers. This year’s theme, “Real Food, Just Food,” will be the focus of an array of events, from food festivals to film screenings.

This is the fourth year that Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)—a nonprofit advocacy group educating consumers about nutrition, food safety and other health-related issues—has coordinated Food Day. U.S. Rep Rosa DeLauro (D-CT3) and Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA5) serve as honorary co-chairs of Food Day.

“Food Day events and activities are designed to foster honest discussion, deeper knowledge and progress toward addressing critical topics in food, agriculture and nutrition — spanning the food chain from farm families to family tables,” wrote DeLauro and Harkin in…

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