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The four New Haven WIC offices will be hosting four events in conjunction with Food Day New Haven. First, all offices will be distributing copies of “New Haven Cooks.” The Fair Haven sites will prepare and serve their featured soup, as well.

At the Hill Health Center, there will be food demonstrations using recipes from “New Haven Cooks.” The Yale-New Haven site will be creating a food activity packet for children, and the Saint Raphael site will be preparing simple snacks and conducting a food tasting in their office.

Sounds delicious!

 

To find out more information about WIC, check out these links:

http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3137&q=395460&dphNav_GID=1862&dphPNavCtr=%7C#48077

http://www.ynhh.org/community-health/WIC.aspx

 

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Check out Chef Tagan Engel on Channel 8 CT Style: http://taganskitchen.blogspot.com/2011/08/tortilla-pizzas-and-tv.html

And be sure to check out her blog, too! http://taganskitchen.blogspot.com/

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“Our goal on Food Day is to inspire people all over the country to organize thousands of events on October 24 to celebrate healthy, delicious eating and to solve local communities’ food problems.”*

Let’s change the way we eat!

 

This is the basic mantra behind the first annual national Food Day, the brainchild of the Center for Science in the Public Interest and the Food Day Advisory Board, which includes Honorary Co-Chairs U.S. Representative Rosa DeLaura from Connecticut’s third district (which encompasses New Haven!) and U.S. Senator Tom Harkin from Iowa.

The Food Day Advisory Board includes current and past New Havenites such as Kelly Brownell (the director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity), David Katz (the director and founder of the Yale Prevention Research Center), and Josh Viertel (now the President of Slow Food USA, and the co-founder and former co-director of the Yale Sustainable Food Project), as well nationally-known food advocates like Michael Pollan, Alice Waters, and Marion Nestle.

Why have all these foodies come together for Food Day 2011? Because we need to change the way we eat and the way our food system operates.

Food Day New Haven is committed to this change by advocating for:

1. Reducing diet-related disease by promoting healthy foods
2. Supporting sustainable farms & cut subsidies to big agribusiness
3. Expanding access to food and alleviate hunger
4. Protecting the environment & animals by reforming factory farms
5. Promoting health by curbing junk-food marketing to kids

In the next coming blog posts, we will go into more detail about what’s wrong with the way we eat and our broken food system, as well as what’s right with grassroots and national food movements!

Support the national Food Day movement and well as Food Day New Haven!

More Resources:

*Check out executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest Michael F. Jacobson’s article introducing Food Day!

Read the Food Day launch press release!

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Eat real.

On October 24th, 2011, celebrate, advocate, and enjoy real food by joining Food Day New Haven!

Joining Food Day is a commitment to:

1. Reducing diet-related disease by promoting healthy foods
2. Supporting sustainable farms & cut subsidies to big agribusiness
3. Expanding access to food and alleviate hunger
4. Protecting the environment & animals by reforming factory farms
5. Promoting health by curbing junk-food marketing to kids

Food Day is a time to advocate for better food in a variety of ways, ranging from health and chronic disease to food justice and security, sustainability, education, animal welfare, and junk food advertising to children. And, of course, there will be delicious food to eat!

Join the New Haven Food Policy Council, the Yale College Student Food Coalition, and Community Partners to make a stand for better food!

Learn more about Food Day at: http://foodday.org/ and look out for more information about Food Day New Haven soon!

Also, feel free to email us at fooddaynh@gmail.com !

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