Help Jane Fonda & CSPI in Support of “Food Day”
Have you heard about Food day??
Food Day, like Earth Day, is a day intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for something many of us take for granted – eating REAL food. The day brings together Americans from all walks of life to appreciate the benefits of eating healthy, real food, grown locally, and produced in a sustainable and humane way. It’s all connected. The diets we select, the foods we grow, the policies we form, and the impact we have.
Food Day was created by the Center of Science for Public Interest (CSPI), a non-profit watch dog and consumer advocacy group that focuses on nutritional education and awareness. In early spring, co-founder Dr. Michael Jacobson hosted a dinner party event in San Francisco. Dr. Rugh was in attendance, as well as many distinguished guests including “slow food” activist Alice Waters and leading lady Jane Fonda ( a member of the Advisory board for Food Day). This dinner was a kick off event in San Francisco to bring awareness to Food Day and their “eat real” cause.
On August 10th, 2011, Dr. Jacobson paid a visit to GreenLite to meet with Dr. Rugh. Dr. Michael Jacobson has been a national leader in social and political food reform in the U.S. since the 1970′s. He is the person we can thank for the presence of nutritional labels on all packaged foods and beverages. He is also responsible for coining the phrases “junk food” and “empty calorie”.
Dr. Rugh’s belief is that obesity and chronic disease are the results of a maladaptive lifestyle and all of us at GreenLite Medicine have seen how education and a supportive environment can help individuals achieve a healthier lifestyle through changes in their diet. However, transforming the American diet means changing policies as well as changing individual behavior. GreenLite Medicine shares CSPI’s mission to provide consumer advocacy in health and nutrition policy.
In celebration and support of Food Day, GreenLite Medicine will be holding a Food Day Potluck. We invite our guests to come share a meal with us! Bring your favorite, healthy food, and celebrate mindful dining with a GreenLite dinner party.
Look up sustainable vendors through the Food Day resource widget below or hit up you local Farmers Market on Sunday the 23rd for the raw ingredients for our mindful Meal. The Food Day and CSPI websites have great informational resources, so feel free to explore what they have to offer and educate yourself on the current social and political status of the food industry. The Food Day website also has a great free recipe book on their site that could inspire your potluck dish! GreenLite believes that Food Day is exactly what our country needs and is proud to support it, we hope you will support it too and we look forward to seeing you at our potluck!
Want to know more?? Check out this video with Michael Jacobson with all the facts on Food Day!