Food Day is sponsored by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) with a goal of expanding the grassroots movement for healthy, affordable food produced in a humane, sustainable way. CSPI is a nonprofit health-advocacy group that mounts educational programs and presses for changes in government and corporate policies.
Stony Brook University is proud to be hosting the largest Food Day event in Suffolk County. The two-day event that is being planned is meant to engage students, faculty and staff in a meaningful discussion about the priorities of Food Day which include:
* Reduce diet-related disease by promoting safe, healthy foods
* Support sustainable farms and limit subsidies to big agribusiness
* Expand access to food and alleviate hunger
* Protect the environment and animals by reforming factory farms
* Promote health by curbing junk-food marketing to kids
* Support fair conditions for food and farm workers.
Discussions and events will encourage individuals to be more conscious about our food and all the ways in which it impacts us, our families, others and the environment.
Celebrate the national program Food Day with sustainable cooking demonstrations, documentary films, a garlic planting, and a farmers market, all of which are free.
Sunday, October 23
At 8:00 pm, the documentary Forks Over Knives will be shown at
the SAC. The movie examines the claim that most of the degenerative
diseases that afflict us can be controlled or reversed by eliminating
our animal-based diets. It will be followed by a short documentary, Community Bloom.
Visit the Student Activities Center from 6:00 to 8:00 pm when local
farmer Scott Chaskey appears as the guest speaker. The viewing of Food Inc. will follow the lecture.
Monday, October 24
Food Network chef Marc Bynum will be on hand from noon to 3:00 pm at the
Student Activities Center Traditions Lounge with sustainable cooking
demonstrations. His recipes will be featured at the Native Spice Express
in the SAC.
Also that day, purchase fresh, local produce at a farmers market from
noon to 3:00 pm located at the SAC Plaza. Meal plans are accepted.
Health Sciences Center
At noon, Forks Over Knives will be screened at HSC Lecture Hall
Then from 4:00 to 5:00 pm, there will be a garlic planting and land
clearing at the Hospital Garden, level 6. Sign up to participate on
Facebook—Stony Brook Food Day 2011.
Food Day will come to a close with the viewing of Food, Inc. at HSC Lecture Hall 2 at 5:30 pm.