Toward A Greener Diet
We are very pleased to announce the theme for Food Day 2015: Toward a Greener Diet
Food Day inspires Americans to change their diets and our food policies. Every October 24, thousands of events all around the country bring Americans together to celebrate and enjoy real food and to push for improved food policies.
This year’s Food Day celebrates a green and healthy diet that is packed with fruits, veggies, whole grains, and lean sources of protein, and that is produced with care for the environment, farm animals, and the people who grow, harvest, and serve it. A greener diet is beneficial to both human health and to the environment. It leads to less chronic disease, better soil, more and cleaner water, and cleaner air.
Mark your calendar now for Food Day on October 24, and join millions of Americans across the country in celebration of real food. That means cutting back on sugar drinks, overly salted packaged foods, and fatty, factory-farmed meats in favor of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and sustainably raised protein.
The typical American diet is contributing to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and other health problems. Those problems cost Americans more than $150 billion per year. Plus, a meat-heavy diet takes a terrible toll on the environment. Eating Real can save your own health and our planet and put our food system on a more humane, sustainable path. To learn more about your diet's impact on your health and the environment, answer 14 Questions that Could Save Your Life and the Planet.
We invite you and your organization to join the Food Day Green Meal initiative! Up to the challenge? Fill out this form to sign up and participate and click here to learn more.
Green Meal is a national initiative created by Food Day, The Humane Society of the United States, Health Care Without Harm, and Meatless Monday to raise awareness about the critical importance of eating less meat and enjoying more whole plant-based foods as a way to become healthier and to help animals and the environment.
During Food Day in October, millions of meals will be served to celebrate a green and healthy plant-strong diet. All over America, activities happen on Food Day, and school districts, hospitals, workplaces, corporate food service providers, and families are committing to a Meatless Monday, serving meat without unnecessary antibiotics, or making vegetables the center of the plate and meat a side.