Food Day 2016
The Office of Civic and Community Engagement will be hosting a series of events around food-related issues at the University of Miami, Coral Gables campus.
11 AM - 2 PM FAIR FOOD FAIR in the UC Lower Lounge (map) Come enjoy a free local dish, a Moringa drink, learn about healthy eating, local farming, community gardens, and get involved with the UM Real Food network!
1 PM - “Tropical Fruit Crush” Panoramic Picture - in front of the U Statue - Participate in a national social media effort to raise awareness about eating better diets and expanding access to fresh fruit and vegetables. Come eat a FREE local fruit!
6–8PM Keynote speaker Nancy Eaton will deliver a message on healthy bodies, healthy minds: inspiring wellness for the next generation. Executive director and co-founder of Wellness in the Schools (WITS), Eaton will discuss the childhood obesity epidemic and how her organization is leading the healthy food and fitness movement for kids in public schools across the nation. In the 2016/2017 school year, WITS started bringing wellness to kids in four South Florida schools.
Food Day is a national movement sponsored by the Center for Science in the Public Interest to promote a healthy, affordable, sustainable and just food system. It addresses issues as varied as health and nutrition, hunger, agricultural policy, animal welfare, and farm worker justice. The ultimate goal of Food Day is to strengthen and unify the food movement in order to improve our nation’s food policies. Priorities include promoting safer, healthier diets; supporting sustainable and organic farms; reducing hunger; reforming factory farms to protect the environment, and supporting fair working conditions for food and farm workers.
Date: October 24, 2016 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
Location: University of Miami | 1320 S Dixie Hwy UC Lounge, Coral Gables, FL 33146
Event website: miami.edu