Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Real Food Challenge

The past few years, Food Truth has begun working with the Real Food Challenge, an awesome organization that works with college students to get "real food" in their dining halls.  
Real Food Challenge defines "real food" as  food which truly nourishes producers, consumers, communities and the earth.  It is a food system--from seed to plate--that fundamentally respects human dignity and health, animal welfare, social justice and environmental sustainability.
We have participated in some of their workshops and other events, have used their calculator to figure out how much real food is in our dining halls and how to get more, and plan on participating in National Food Day on October 24th, an event they are helping run. This past February, some Food Truth students went to the Real Food Challenge Midwest Summit at Northwestern University. We met food activists from schools all over the Midwest and went to some inspiring workshops and field trips.
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