Eating Healthy Foods
October 26, 2011 by staff
The celebration – launched by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) and with the support of more than 120 partner organizations – intended to initiate a dialogue on a range of issues related to food, from decision making nutritious meals to fight hunger, the benefits of eating locally grown products to improve the safety of the food supply.
More than 30 governors and mayors proclaimed October 24 Food Day. The day was observed in one form or another in all 50 states over 20,000 events organized.
And as the food held by the movement, the parties across the country had their own local flavors. In New York, apples grown in the state were given to travelers in Queens by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. City Commissioner of Health, Dr. Thomas Farley, Times Square spoke about the campaign to expand local governments to reduce consumption of sugary drinks.
The city has also launched its new website, www.nyc.gov / nycfood, which provides a guide for New Yorkers about where to find healthy foods, how to prepare nutritious meals for the family and how to use nutrition assistance programs.
On the morning of Food, 50 personalities from the world of food gathered in Times Square for a stage of “Come In”. The group ate a diet composed mainly of ingredients balanced sustainable farmers market.
A festival Food Day, held in Savannah, Georgia There are an estimated 1,500 attendees.
In Detroit, all public schools offer a special menu for Food Day, including local produce such as squash and cranberries.
And the district intends to expand its offerings to include other Michigan-grown foods – like potatoes, apples and asparagus – in the near future, a sign that the effects on food will spread beyond the site so designated on the calendar.
“Today is National Day to mobilize people to get involved with the policy change,” said Morgan Spurlock, who brought the dangers of fast food diet, dominated highlighted with his documentary “Supersize Me” .
“The nutrition education plays an important role in our health, so I hope Food does is start changing the tide a little bit and make an understanding of this interaction we have with our food can affect our health and longevity of our lives. ”
In the face of life, New York is ahead of the average of the nation. And some credit for that goes to the campaigns of the last of the city to improve the healthiness of its food supply, said Mayor Bloomberg, who appeared on ABC’s “The Chew” on Monday.
“In New York, we are very proud. Life expectancy continues to rise. Today is a year and a half of what used to be 10 years ago. Is to get people to eat better, quit smoking, drive more carefully and make sure they have smoke detectors in the home. All these things are in him. ”
Bloomberg advice for healthy eating?
“It eats everything, but you just have to do it in moderation. That’s the key.”
The Mayor also stressed the importance of safe food handling, noting that New York has begun awarding a degree of sanitation to all restaurants, from A through F, which should be set at the front of the establishment.
“People tend to go to those with an A, so it’s a good incentive for restaurants to ensure that their kitchens are clean and do everything by the book,” he said. “They do not have to, but it hurts your business if they do not. If you do not get an A, you can clean and move to an A, and that most of the people. It really has been very successful.”
Dr. Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association, emphasized the impact the Food Day could have in improving the overall health of Americans.
“Food Day is an important focus on the critical need for well-funded public health agencies working in the prevention of diet-related diseases and others,” he said in a statement Monday.
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