FCHP celebrates Food Day in Worcester

Posted on October 17, 2011 food day logo

Fallon Community Health Plan is getting involved in the local Worcester celebration of Food Day, a national grassroots mobilization backed by some of the most prominent voices in the emerging food movement.

Food Day's six principles are:

  1. Reduce diet-related disease by promoting safe, healthy foods
  2. Support sustainable farms and limit subsidies to big agribusiness
  3. Expand access to food and alleviate hunger
  4. Protect the environment and animals by reforming factory farms
  5. Promote  health by curbing junk-food marketing to kids
  6. Support fair working conditions for food and farm workers

On Monday, October 24, there will be events coast to coast held in businesses, colleges, farmers’ markets, and elsewhere to raise awareness about healthy, sustainable, affordable, and just food systems.

Join us on October 22

We kick off Food Day on Saturday, October 22 at the REC Farmers’ Market located at the YMCA Central Branch on 766 Main St., starting at 10 a.m.. There will be:  

  • Interactive demonstrations
  • Community and school garden tours
  • BMI and body composition screenings (from FCHP's wellness staff)
  • Information tables
  • Vendors
  • Crafts and kids activities
  • Music and dancing
  • A talk from Congressman Jim McGovern and Mayor Joe O'Brien at 11 a.m.

Other events open to the public

Thursday, October 20, 6:30 p.m.
Watch & discuss "Fresh"
Worcester State University, Student Center Blue Lounge 

Monday, October 24, 12 - 5 p.m.
Food Day - enjoy food, nutritional info and more
Clark University

Monday, October 24, 6:30 p.m.
Watch & discuss "Fresh"
Clark University, Sackler Science Center Room 121 

For more information

Foodday.org * Worcester Food Day organization * Worcester calendar of events * Heifer Project's Food Day blog and illustration