Food Day 2012

Today is Food Day, a nationwide celebration and a movement toward healthy, affordable and sustainable food.  Across the country today (and throughout this week), communities are coming together to dedicate themselves to these principles.   In Bowdoin Geneva, we’ll be celebrating tomorrow, October 25th with our End-of-Season Bonanza at the farmers market where you can join us in making a community-wide pledge to support good food in the heart of Dorchester.  You can also make a personal pledge to “Eat Real”…

Take the Food Day Challenge:

Besides celebrating healthy, affordable, and sustainable food, Food Day is a day of action. While activists around the country will be using Food Day to call for better food policies, Food Day can be observed in any number of smaller, personal ways.

Take the Food Day challenge by incorporating as many of these ideas as you can into your lifestyle.

  • Drink water instead of soda and make that a habit.
  • Cook at least one more meal at home per week using a healthy new recipe.
  • Buy fruits and vegetables that are in season—they have more nutrients and may be cheaper.
  • Choose cage-free eggs—the hens have happier lives.
  • Start a windowsill garden—even a basil plant will do.
  • Check your fridge and cupboards and throw out the sugary, salty foods.
  • Skip a muffin; it would take a 45-minute run to burn off the 400 calories.
  • Do some or most of your shopping at your local farmers market.
  • Pack a healthy lunch instead of eating out.
  • Read more Nutrition Facts labels, looking especially at calories, sodium, and portion size.
  • Try whole grain bread, pasta, and rice, which are more nutritious than their white counterparts.
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