Happy Food Day, Everyone!

Food Day

What is Food Day?

Do you know that today, October 24, 2013, is Food Day in the US? In case you are not familiar with this, Food Day is “a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food”, according to Food Day’s website. It is national movement to generate more public awareness in making healthier eating choices and in how to live active, smart and healthy in today’s day and age.

As a big believer of what we eat and how healthy our body is can have a direct impact on how our skin looks, I am dedicated to studying different foods and their nutrition value and making more conscious food choices. Food Day’s website has given me a tremendous amount of refreshing resources and new insights. I am having a lot of fun swimming in the loads of information and highly recommend you check it out, too.

Whether or not you are reading this post from the US, Food Day can be an invaluable and convenient resource for you, as a lot of information can travel to your desktop (or, a tablet, depending on what you are using) easily and be saved into your computer for you to read later on.

How can you get involved?

It is easy to get started. Here are ten quick tips I have prepared for you:

  1. Go to the home page of Food Day to simply feel “the day”!
  2. Take the Food Literacy Quiz. This is only a 15-question quiz with a lot of interesting questions that are definitely related to how you shop and eat.
  3. Similar to the Food Literacy Quiz, here are 14 questions that can save your life, your skin and the plant.
  4. What does a terrific diet mean to you? What should a terrific diet be, according to Food Day’d standard? Check out this 5-page PDF to answer this question that may be constantly bothering you: “what should I eat?”
  5. Search for local events, move around and meet new friends.
  6. Follow the Food Day Blog to get news and updates.
  7. Sign up for Food Day Webinars (even if you cannot make it to the day when your favorite webinar is hosted, you can still get access to the archives).
  8. Discuss within your community on “Menu For the Future” prepared by Food Day and Northwest Earth Institute.  Personally, this is a topic that fascinates me. With movements like Food Day, it’ll be interesting to see how this kind of initiatives can evoke our thinking about eating “real” foods and how restaurants and supermarkets respond to our needs.
  9. Share this post on social media, so that more of your friends and family members can benefit from the movement.
  10. Come back to my blog in two weeks. I have signed up for a local event “Food As Medicine” here in Boston; and I am thrilled to check this out and eager to share with you what I learn afterwards ; )

What if I miss today (10/24)?

Don’t worry. There are still a lot of events going on even after today. Just keep exploring.

Alright folks, enjoy today. Cheers for a healthier body and a step closer to our radiant skin!

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