Eat Real on Food Day, October 24!

Start eating real by showing up for Food Day 2013 on October 24.

This nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable, and sustainably produced food envisions shorter lines at fast-food drive-throughs—and bigger crowds at farmers markets. Food Day aims to help people “eat real,” which means cutting back on sugar drinks, salty packaged foods, and fatty, factory-farmed meats in favor of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and sustainably raised protein.

In Chico Food Day is being hosted by CSU, Chico’s Center for Nutrition & Activity Promotion (CNAP), and most events will be held on campus from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Selvester’s Café.

Events include a scavenger hunt with raffle prizes, cooking demonstrations, and food tastings. Emily Koller, far Northern California’s first FoodCorps member, will talk about her community work. The award-winning CNAP mini-documentary “Apples Food to Fork” will also be screened. The day will wrap up in Holt Hall 170 at 6:30 PM with a screening of “A Place at the Table” followed by a discussion panel moderated by Dr. Kathryn Silliman, Chair, Department of Nutrition and Food Science.  

For more information about Chico’s Food Day 2013 or to volunteer to help, contact Alica Bedore at 530-941-5128 or abedore@mail.csuchico.edu.