On October 24, 2012—and on the days and weeks before and after—thousands of Americans will gather in schools, college campuses, farmers markets, city halls, and state capitals to talk about what’s right and wrong with our diets and whole food system and how to fix them. Food Day unites people from all walks of life—parents, teachers, and students; health professionals, community organizers, and local officials; chefs, school lunch providers, and eaters of all stripes—to push for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. 

ADHS will work with people around Arizona to support events in homes, schools, churches, farmers markets, city halls, and worksites. A Food Day event could be as simple as organizing a cooking class or a vegetable-identification contest in your child’s elementary school—or a healthy pot-luck dinner with friends. College students could organize forums that explore how our dietary choices impact the environment, the health of farm workers, and the treatment of animals. County health departments could kick off healthy eating challenges with staff. And city councils could hold hearings on how to increase supermarkets and farmers markets in underserved areas. 

Stay tuned for how you could join ADHS in supporting Food Day 2012 in Arizona. Check out our healthy living page for more information on our current activities supporting access to healthy foods in Arizona