Power of the Plate

“It’s the real thing,” was a popular ad slogan for Coca-Cola back in 1969. But today, October 24, is another time to push for food that’s real. It’s Food Day, a national day of awareness and action to encourage healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable, humane way.

Throughout the country will be hundreds of scheduled events, held in schools, places of worship, city halls, and more, bringing people from all walks of life together in an effort to transform the American diet.

fresh foods

Real food should not only taste good, be be good for you. This grassroots movement encourages everyone to pay attention to a broken food system that contributes to obesity, heart disease, and other diet-related diseases.

Among the 6 Principles of Food Day are: providing access to whole foods, alleviating hunger, and promoting health through prevention of junk-food marketing to kids.

As a connection to this day, here’s an interesting post from the Heifer organization blog, which  celebrates the harvest season, including an infographic tracing the journey of three common snacks.

A major “protest sign” for change is right on your table—by the singular action  changing your diet, the ripple effect continues in local markets, farms, restaurants, and changing food policy.

Think of this day like an “Earth Day” for food, and have a plate of S.O.U. L. food—eating something that’s Sustainable, or Organic, Unprocessed, and Local.


About got2care

A Midwest, big-city Cultural Creative feminist, who believes that caring and creativity go together. Interests in my blogs can include: the green lifestyle, writing, educational reform, literary topics, and being creative.
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