On Friday, October 24, 2014, I attended my first “Food Day” at CSUS, and I enjoyed the many “flavors” represented. Included on the menu was “GRAS (Green Restaurants Alliance, Sacramento), Slow Food Sacramento, California Food Literacy Center, Celiac Spruce Association, HealthCorps, Pesticide Watch, Out of the Pantry, Soil Born Farm, etc. They were all present to educate, inform and give tastes to take home. The “entrée” was the film Fed Up (fedupmovie.com). This film reveals the politics involved in the promotion of certain foods. It was one big bite that was worth chewing on. I heartily recommend that everyone who eats, takes a look at this film; you will want to see it again. But that wasn’t the last Food Day offering. Dessert was when author and chef Bryant Terry incorporated some singing, rapping, and cooking “to demonstrate how simple (and delicious) making better food choices can be. Terry’s fourth book, Afro Vegan, was named one of the best cookbooks of 2014 by Amazon.com. Finally, Food Day – which is on October 24th of every year – is not limited to Sacramento. “Food Day seeks to inspire community action in every city and state in the country.” It was a feast of information and inspiration. Check out FoodDay.org for more.
Written by Suzanne Bowler, Volunteer