Food Day, October 24th is quickly approaching and there are now more than 1200 events being planned all over the country from an “Eat- In” in Times Square to healthier meals being served in schools all over the country! The map at wwwFoodday.org lists all of the events.
Quick reminder: Modeled after Earth Day, Food Day is intended to create and raise awareness about all matters of food from sustainability, nutrition, political issues, and enjoyment. Supporters range from the Harvard and Yale Schools of Public Health, to major chefs (Mario Batali, Alice Waters, Ming Tsai, and Dan Barber), governors and mayors, many of whom are recognizing and declaring it an official holiday in their cities and states.
In the Greater Boston area about 50 restaurants and food trucks will be featuring special Food Day menus!
Food Day is the brain child of Michael Jacobson, founder of the Center for Science in the Public Interest or CSPI : Founded in the early 70’s, CSPI has become the leading consumer activist agency in the U.S regarding nutrition, health, food safety, alcohol safety and sound science. Or perhaps you know its Its award-winning newsletter, Nutrition Action Healthletter, with some 900,000 subscribers in the United States and Canada, the largest-circulation health newsletter in North America.
We asked Michael Jacobson, CSPI’s founder to give you an introduction, so please give him a listen.