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Lani Telian, Department of Public Health

 

 

 

Do you eat real?

Eating real means having lots of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains that are delicious and satisfying. Too many of us eat salty, overly processed foods; sugary drinks that pack on pounds, and fast-food meals made of white bread, fatty factory-farmed meat, and French fries.

On Monday, October 24th individuals, communities, and organizations all over the country will be celebrating Food Day.  Food Day's goal is to inspire people to eat healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable, humane way. In other words, Food Day is about getting Americans to eat real – and in Massachusetts, our communities are jumping right on board to celebrate local, healthy foods.

In the Southeast corner of the state, Mass in Motion communities Fall River and New Bedford are hosting a Legislative Breakfast featuring Chef Tony Geraci – a member of the National Food Day Advisory Board who was featured in the critically-acclaimed documentary “Two Angry Moms”.  Come check out the event and see why his work earned him the first “Smart, Green and Growing – Buy Local Agriculture” award.  

Head up to the south shore and you’ll find Olympic Pizza, Weymouth’s official healthy dining restaurant. Olympic Pizza will introduce a new whole wheat veggie pizza item with taste tests at the restaurant.  In addition, 2nd and 3rd graders in Weymouth will receive Eat Right-Keep Active for Good Health activity books.

Head west to kick off Food Day in Worcester at a Food Day Festival on October 22nd at the REC Farmers’ Market (at YMCA’s Central Branch, 766 Main St).  There will be local farmers, international cuisine, music, dance performances, healthy recipes, kids activities, and more.  On October 24th, Clark University will hold a Food Day event that will feature the movie FRESH. Food and nutrition information will be distributed to participants, and this event is open to everyone!

In the westernmost part of the state, TriTown (Lee, Lenox and Stockbridge) is partnering with Berkshire Health Systems on a Healthy Food drive and the foods will be donated to the food pantries. Tri-town’s Mass in Motion initiative, BeWell Berkshires, will be a major supporter in this initiative.

There are many more Food Day events happening all around you. Find out how your community is celebrating Food Day, or register your own event at www.foodday.org!

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