The Center for Science in the Public Interest, CSPI, has announced Oct. 24 as the official date for Food Day 2011.
According to the press release, this is going to be a big deal - and happening right here in Oakland, as well as around the country.
The release says:
"Much like Earth Day has drawn attention to environmental issues at all levels, Food Day aims to build momentum for a healthy, sustainable and equitable food system in communities across the country. Food Day is backed by an impressive advisory board, including: Marion Nestle, Kelly Brownell, Michael Pollan, Alice Waters, and honorary co-chairs Senator Tom Harkin and Representative Rosa DeLauro.
"The Strategic Alliance is working in conjunction with CSPI to assemble a California Food Day team, comprised of local and state organizations and coalitions who are interested in using this day as an opportunity to highlight the important work that they are doing, hold Food Day events and educate policymakers and the public about the impact of the food system on health, hunger and the environment.
"Whatever issue your community is working on - from sustainable agriculture to limiting unhealthy food marketing to kids - Food Day offers an opportunity to shine the spotlight on your goals and advocate for better food policies at the local, state and national levels.
"Strategic Alliance is looking for partners to help ensure Food Day is a success across California. If your organization or coalition is interested in getting involved, get in touch."