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Posted on: October 21, 2015

[ARCHIVED] National Food Day Celebration in Amherst

Food Day

Food Day inspires Americans to change their diets and our food policies. Created by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, and supported by a variety of leaders and citizens, Food Day aims to bring attention to a food system with real and healthy food.

Grow Food Amherst together with the Amherst Health Department are hosting a Food Day event on October 24, 2015 at the Center for Human Development’s Not Bread Alone community meal program beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the First Congregational Church (165 Main St., Amherst). Not Bread Alone fosters a community environment offering nutritious, family-style meals cooked with local ingredients when possible.

Grow Food Amherst, and the Amherst Health Department, will be distributing a gorgeous cookbook for tight budgets. Cookbook author Leanne Brown created the cookbook Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/ Day for people to use as a tool to eat well and save money. Many of the recipes are based on fruit and vegetables. Along with delicious recipes, the cookbook includes shopping strategies useful for eating healthy on a budget.

Also available will be a picture book for young children entitled The Sharing Garden Story of a Tomato created by local youth. The youth were involved in a summer project under the guidance of Health and Community Services Director Julie Federman working to ensure all community residents have access to healthy and nutritional foods. “The Town of Amherst is excited to partner with Not Bread Alone and Grow Food Amherst to provide these two wonderful books while honoring National Food Day,” said Ms. Federman. Both books will be available free of charge.

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