Food Day 2014: Join the Movement


This Friday, October 24th, more than 8,000 events will be held nationwide in recognition of National Food Day 2014. The number of events has grown from 3,200 in 2013, more than doubling the event's reach!


Food Day’s mission is to inspire Americans to change their diets and our food policies. Obesity, diabetes, and heart disease are among the biggest health problems that relate to the typical American diet, costing Americans over $150 billion dollars per dietyear [ref]. Not only is the typical American diet unhealthy, but also negatively affects the environment.


Celebrate, learn, and join the movement to end diet related health problems, promote sustainable food systems, and utilize our national resources to end hunger, low wages, and inhumane conditions for the farm animals - - and improve YOURS and your children’s lifestyle.


Local First Arizona will be participating in the action at the “Get Growing, Get Healthy, Get Real” Phoenix Food Day Celebration. Come check out, and support, healthy, affordable, and sustainably produced food at the Cesar Chavez plaza in downtown Phoenix starting at 10am to 2pm.


Don’t miss out, Arizona will be hosting five more events across the state:

Go Local, Eat Real, Get Healthy             Healthy, affordable, sustainable potluck and food film 6pm-9pm 12:00pm-3:00pm Chandler, AZ

Food Day at Desert Mission Food Bank             Bringing the community together to celebrate a healthy lifestyle. Activities            include a healthy cooking demonstration. 10:30am-2:00pm Phoenix, AZ

The Dhaba on Food Day             Eat REAL, certified, healthy, sustainable food 11:00am-9:30pm Tempe, AZ

UA Food Day 2014              Bringing together University of Arizona and the Tucson community to celebrate a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. 10:00am-2:00pm Tucson, AZ

Food Demo & Taste Testing              Food demo, taste testing, and nutritional resources outside the Coconino County Public Health and Community Services office. 11:00am-1:00pm Page, Arizona