Yesterday was “Food Day” – a day created by Center for Science in the Public Interest to help move America toward eating real food (as opposed to mass-produced and packaged foods created in a lab). Here are the 6 Food Day goals:
There are many ways you can participate in Food Day, everyday! (This is kind of like Earth Day, where year-round activities help further the mission). Here are some ideas.
As part of Food Day, CSPI put together a list of Ten of the Best and Worst Aspects of America’s Food Scene. Below are both the “Terrible 10” and “Terrific 10.” (Here are brief explanations of why each of the items made the lists, if you want more info).
- McDonald’s Double Quarter Pounder With Cheese
- Feedlot beef
- Froot Loops
- Jack DeCoster’s egg farms
- Lobbyist groups
- White Flour
- Junk Food Vending Machines
Luckily, there are lots of good things going on related to food, as well…
- Traditional Mediterranean and Asian diets
- New York City’s health department
- Sustainably and organically grown foods
- First Lady Michelle Obama
- Farmer’s Markets
- Coalition of Immokalee Workers
- Federal food programs
- Dietary Guidelines for Americans
What are some of your own favorite (or most hated) food trends?
Leave a comment below with your thoughts!
**images sourced from foodday.org**