The Northwoods LEAN Coalition joins forces with National Food Day, October 24, 2014. Northwoods LEAN (Linking Education, Activity, and Nutrition) is a coalition that promotes a culture of healthy living through physical activity and nutrition in Oneida and Vilas Counties. National Food Day is a nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable, and sustainable produced food and a grassroots campaign for better food policies.
Food Day provides Northwoods LEAN with the opportunity to join with local food pantries, local school districts and area grocery stores in an effort to provide education about healthy food choices. The Northwoods LEAN Coalition has sparked a movement towards healthy lifestyle changes where residents may lack access to resources for healthy, fresh, and affordable food. Local schools and youth are included in the movement to improve nutritional awareness and education on healthy choices.
The fourth annual Food Day will see thousands of events in all 50 states aimed at promoting healthy, affordable, and sustainable produced food. One special focus of Food Day 2014 here in the Northwood’s will be to encourage and educate adults and children to “eat real” by picking natural grown fruits and vegetables, how to read nutritional food labels, and to encourage adults to teach children how to cook healthy recipes. All year round, Food Day is devoted to promoting safer, healthier diets, supporting sustainable farms, ending hunger, reforming factory farms, and supporting fair working conditions for food and farm workers.
Northwoods LEAN is excited to celebrate Food Day here in the Northwoods, and is thankful for the support and participation from local school districts, area food pantries, and local grocery stores. Food Day is not just a day-long event, but an opportunity to make a permanent change that supports a more sustainable and healthy future for our Northwoods communities!
For more information on Northwoods LEAN please visit our website at http://northwoodslean.org/