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Food Day 2011 sweeping the nation on Oct. 24

September 13, 2011 |  2:27 pm

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From coast to coast, Americans will have the chance to participate in thousands of events in salute to Food Day 2011 on Oct. 24. For the sake of healthful, affordable food, produced in a sustainable manner, Food Day presses the nation to strive for better diets and improved policies.

Sponsored by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a nonprofit watchdog group that has fought for better nutrition, more informative food labeling and safer food, Food Day is not taking funding from government or corporations. An advisory board for the event includes Michael Pollan, Alice Waters and other authors as well as physicians, anti-hunger advocates, politicians and authors.

CarrotsEvents benefiting Food Day in the Los Angeles area include a market-inspired three-course dinner hosted by Closed on Mondays at Canele in Atwater Village ($35 a person) and a "Chef's Healthy Breakfast Day" for students, organized by the L.A. Unified School District.

Visit Food Day's website for more information on how to get involved and where to attend an event. 

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-- Caitlin Keller

Photo credit: David Karp / Los Angeles Times

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