Today is Food Day, an event that seeks to bring Americans together to push for healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable, humane way. Ultimately, the organization aims to transform the American diet.
Today, thousands of people are gathering in schools, college campuses, farmers markets, City Halls, and state capitals to talk about what’s right and wrong with our diets and the whole food system–and how to fix them.
Why eat real?
Real food tastes better. And meals built around vegetables, fruits, and whole grains are delicious and satisfying. According to FoodDay.org, “far too many Americans are eating diets composed of salty, overly processed packaged foods clad in cardboard and plastic; high-calorie sugary drinks that pack on pounds and rot teeth, but have no nutritional benefit; and fast-food meals made of white bread, fatty grain-fed factory-farmed meat, French fries, and more soda still. What we eat should be bolstering our health, but it’s actually contributing to several hundred thousand premature deaths from heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and cancer each year. What’s more, the way our food is produced all too often harmful to farm workers, the environment, and farm animals.”