Monday, August 10, 2009

Time For Lunch: National Day of Action

As a follow up to the previous post on school lunches and creating awareness i'd like to bring light to the Slow Food USA's Time for Lunch campaign...

When the Time for Lunch campaign launched in June, Slow Food's Goal was to organize 100 Eat-Ins for the National Day of Action on September 7. Within a month, Slow Food chapters nationwide had stepped up and surpassed that goal, so we doubled it to 200 Eat-Ins. If you check the Eat-In map on our campaign web site, you’ll see that enough new organizers and partner organizations have joined the campaign that we’ve now passed our 200 Eat-In goal and are still steamrolling forward. The people who are organizing their communities for this campaign represent a real movement for change. They deserve thanks and your support.

What can you do to get involved?

#1 Sign the petition to give kids real food at school.
#2 Spread the word. Send friends an email about the campaign, share it on Facebook, Twitter or write about it to your blog.
#3 Contact Your Legislature
#4 Organize an Eat-In. It’s not too late: gather friends, family, neighbors and colleagues for a Labor Day potluck, take a photo (the more creative, the better) and send it to us on Sept. 7 to show your support.

What is Real Food?
Real food is good at every link in the chain. It tastes good, it’s good for us, it’s good for the people who grow it, it’s good for our country and it’s good for the planet.

What is an Eat-In?
An Eat-In is a potluck. Eat-Ins bring people together to share a meal and show their support for a cause like getting real food into schools.

As always, I encourage you to be proactive for your health, your wellness, and YOUR life! Live it well, not complacently.


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