probably know that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month,
but today also marks another awareness day that we can all relate to:
National Food Day. Our country’s tendency to be unhealthy eaters has
been a topic for quite a long time, so today’s goal is to spread
awareness of healthy eating habits and other food issues.
Schools and other organizations are running thousands of food-related
events today concentrated on eating well, buying local foods and food
deserts (rural areas where fresh foods are hard to come by). Social
media has even spread word of a so-called “carrotmob,” where people get
together to purchase local fresh produce from struggling markets.
Even if you’re not participating in a National Food Day event, take some
time to figure out how you eat. If you’ve been hitting up the
drive-thru or eating frozen meals lately, think about having mom or dad
cook more meals with fresh products. Or better yet, plan and cook meals
together. Eating right starts at home, so encourage everyone in your
family to start eating healthy.
What do you think about all this, girls? Some schools are adding a week
of food classes for their students in honor of National Food Day. Would
you like to see something similar in your schools, or do you think it’s
unnecessary? And most of all, how do you make sure to eat healthy?
BY RACHEL NUGENT ON 10/24/2011 4:00:00 PM
POSTED IN eating, healthy eating 101, health, nutrition, In the News