Carleton College went all out for National Food Day on Wednesday, Oct. 24, with a week-long celebration.
Events included a screening of the documentary “The Greenhorns”, a sampling of Fair Trade Peace coffee, the Real Food Challenge Workshop, a Plant Based Proteins cooking demonstration and a weeklong table in Sayles Great Space hosted by Food Truth that discussed the 5 priorities of Food Day.
At the Fair Trade Peace Coffee tasting event students were given the chance to speak directly with Peace Coffee representatives and vote for their favorite new Peace Coffee blend.
Bon Appetit Sous Chef Gibson Price and dietitian Jenny Pope hosted a cooking demonstration at the Recreation Center and showed students and staff how to make black bean hummus and edamame burgers.
Delicious samples were given out along with recipes and information about incorporating plant based proteins into your diet.
Food Day is a nationwide celebration and movement toward more healthy, affordable and sustainable food. It is also a grassroots campaign to help solve food related problem in our homes, on our farms, in our schools and in our communities.
The five principals of Food Day include: 1. Promote safer, healthier diets 2. Support sustainable and organic farms 3. Reduce hunger 4. Reform factory farms to protect the environment and animals 5. Support fair working conditions for food and farm workers. Food should be tasty, healthy, affordable, and produced with care for the environment, animals, and the women and men who grow, harvest and serve it.
Food Day’s goal is to bring us closer to that ideal.’