Dalton area residents will join thousands all over the nation on Wednesday, to celebrate Food Day, the nationwide celebration and movement toward more healthy, affordable, sustainable food and a better food system, with a kick-off at the Dalton Community Center, including an on-site famer’s market.
“Food Day is an exciting opportunity to educate local families about ways to achieve better health,” said Dr. Beverly Jordan, a pediatrician with White’s Pediatrics, one of the event’s sponsors. “We hope that Food Day will not just be a fun one-day event, but an opportunity to make a permanent change to support a more sustainable and healthy future for local families.”
Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement toward more healthy, affordable, and sustainable food culminating in a day of action on Oct. 24 every year. Food Day is a chance to celebrate what our food system does right, and take action to bring us closer to a food system with “real food” that is produced with care for the environment, animals, and the women and men who grow, harvest, and serve it. Food Day’s priorities are to:
- Promote safer, healthier diets
- Support sustainable and organic farms
- Reduce hunger
- Reform factory farms to protect the environment
- Support fair working conditions for food and farm workers
Dalton’s Food Day celebration will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Dalton Community Center. All members of the community are welcome to attend.
For more information, please contact Kimbilee Jonas, White’s Pediatrics’ Community Outreach Coordinator, at 706 876-2184, or visit www.foodday.org.