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Celebrate Food Day today by taking action for better food and food policies

Today is Food Day, the nationwide celebration for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food.

Garden Big CroppedFood Day offers events consumers can take part in such as those focusing on health, sustainable agriculture, farmworker justice, and animal welfare.

It’s coordinated by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a consumer advocacy group, with an advisory board of food movement leaders.

Events are being offered in all 50 states. To fine one, check out the details on the map at FoodDay.org.

Among the events

Future of Food: 2050, Washington, D.C., 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Mott Haven Academy Rooftop Garden Opening, New York, N.Y., 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Eat Real at Foley Square, New York, N.Y., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Savannah Food Day Festival, Savannah, Ga., Sunday, October 28, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Denver Botanic Gardens Food Day, Denver, Colo., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Los Angeles Food Policy Council, Los Angeles, Calif., 9 a.m.

Food Days at Babson College, Wellesley, Mass., noon to 4 p.m.

Online events

Eat Real Quiz.

Film Premiere.

Twitter Conference.

More events are listed at FoodDay.org.

Food Day seeks to motivate Americans to change their diets for the better and to take action for improved food policies, the center said in a statement.

Copyright 2012, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

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