What Will You Do to Celebrate Food Day?

Food Day is about bringing us together to begin a genuine and all-inclusive conversation about the way we produce, consume and think about food in this country. Food encompasses a wide array of issues and voices that we intend to bring together during Tucson Food Day's week of activities and at the UA Food Day Fair.Eat RealThe goal of Food Day is to celebrate the concepts of Eat Real. What does that mean? To Eat Real means that you vote with your fork for foods that are sustainable, humane, healthy, accessible and safe, which will ultimately improve our food system and the health of our bodies, minds and the environment.Show your support for Real Food by participating in the Tucson Food Day Scavenger Hunt, picking your own produce at Tucson Village Farm next Tuesday and attending the UA Food Day Fair on Wednesday, October 24th! It all starts this Sunday 10/21 with Envision Tucson's Sustainability Festival and there will be activities throughout next week that give you opportunities to learn more about Eating Real and to celebrate Food Day.The UA Food Day FairIt has been with great pleasure that I have spent the past few months planning the UA Food Day Fair. It is simply going to be amazing! Be sure to stop by and bring a friend. Your support will help our community, and you will leave the Fair feeling inspired by all the wonderful foods and information that you'll find under the huge white tent outside the Union on the UA Mall. Here are some things you can do at the UA Food Day Fair:

  • Sample fresh local veggies prepared by a student-chef
  • Sign up to volunteer at the Community Food Bank or with the Iskashiita Refugee Network
  • Learn more about Students for Sustainability and the Student Health Advocacy Committee that work to improve access to healthy and sustainable foods on the UA campus
  • Check out all the community gardens that we have on and off campus
  • Try the sushi-grade sustainably farmed salmon that is brand new to the campus
  • Watch a food demo and taste mesquite flour pancakes made from mesquite pods collected from the UA campus
  • See local Celebrity Chef Ryan Clark whip local foods into a delicious meal

Top all that off with a healthy dose of sunshine as you enjoy lunch on the Mall. Buy a burger (cash only) or bring your lunch to enjoy with hundreds of other foodies and friends.All of the exhibits and events at the UA Food Day Fair are aimed at fixing the food system by:

  • Promoting safe, healthy foods to improve mental and physical health
  • Support sustainable farming
  • Expand access to healthy and sustainable food on the UA campus
  • Protect the environment and animals by reforming factory farming methods

Part of something biggerThe UA Food Day Fair is one of hundreds of events with thousands of participants nationwide. Celebrations of the second annual Food Day will take place on college campuses and farms and in schools, grocery storms and food banks. Food Day is founded and sponsored by the Center for Science in the Public Interest with support from leaders in the Food Movement, including Michael Pollan and Alice Waters.Our UA Food Day Fair will be one more grassroots event driven by students and staff from all across the UA campus that demands real food where you will learn all about how you can Eat Real and find new opportunities to get involved in the food movement in Tucson and on the UA campus.       Material on this blog is provided for informational purposes only. It is general information that may not apply to you as an individual, and is not a substitute for personalized nutrition or health advice or healthcare. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical care because of something you have read or accessed through this website.