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Food Day – Do You Eat Real?

October 22nd, 2012 at Mon, 22nd, 2012 at 11:39 am by Lisa - Gluten Free Foodie

What is Food Day you ask?

Food Day is a celebration of healthy, sustainable, affordable food across America!
It is a movement promoting awareness about food sources, hunger, 
nutrition, agricultural policy, animal welfare and farm worker justice. 

Healthy + Sustainable + Affordable + Fair

Although it is a one day nationwide celebration, the Food Day movement encourages creating open discussions with your family, friends, neighbors, chefs, farmers and grocery markets 
about the sourcing and availability of healthy nutritious food. 

This is a favorite topic of discussion with my friend Brandon Perhacs. He is a very talented, sustainable designer on Bainbridge Island.  Creating sustainable products isn't just about his business but a lifestyle choice.  Brandon chooses to buy his food from the local sustainable sources at the farmers market. He enjoys getting everything fresh each week including - baked goods, honey and produce. When he wants to dine out, he consciously chooses to support local restaurants that support our local farmers and artisans.  We find ourselves chatting about how exciting it is that more local restaurants such as Hitchcock and General Store Cafe in Port Gamble support Persephone Farm and other local farms within a few miles of where we live. He sees how excited I get when I can find a Gluten Free menu and Farm to Table restaurant. We agree that by supporting these businesses, we are making healthy choices for ourselves and our community.

"The local food that fuels me, not only nourishes my body but brings sustainability full circle when I create organic abstract products inspired by nature. I enjoy exploring food that is healthy, mostly from plants, Gluten Free, when it is available and the spicier the better!"

So get involved and start the discussion today by attending a 
Food Day event this week!
and take the quiz! 
Do you Eat Real?

So how did you do on the Eat Real quiz?

Want to learn more about your food
by attending a Food Day event on October 24?

There are over 400 events that will be happening nationwide.

To find a event  in your neighborhood go to the  put in your zip code 
and a map will appear with a list to show you a variety of events in your area. 

In the Seattle area, 9 PCC Market locations will be collecting food for our local Food Banks.

A few of the Seattle events are listed here but please go to the Food Day event page for more up to date information. Some events require RSVP so please look for the details on the specific event page. 

I wanted to highlight various partners supporting Food Day this year -

The Monday Campaigns - healthier menus in our schools, 

to learn more about the impressive list of partners and advisory board. 

Follow the Food Day movement and celebration - 
Twitter - 
#FoodDay2012 #EatReal

Facebook - Food Day



Learning to live Gluten Free is a challenge. Gathering with like minded people while exchanging ideas, life experiences and gluten free food is more interesting! So I created, Gluten Free Foodies, to support people with Celiac Disease, Gluten Intolerant and other Food Sensitive people by gathering at events and celebrating the foods that we can eat! Do you have a Gluten Free question you want the answer to? Feel free to send me an email at Original blog - After all, didn't Erma Bombeck once say ... "I am not a glutton, I am an explorer of food."

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