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National Food Day

October 24

When is National Food Day?

National Food Day happens on Thursday October 24, 2024.

Celebrate National Food Day – October 24th

It’s time to celebrate National Food Day! What exactly is National Food Day? Started in 1975 by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, National Food Day is a day dedicated to celebrating food and raising awareness about global food issues. The goal of this holiday is to encourage healthy eating habits, reduce waste, and promote sustainable sources of food. So let’s break down why this special day matters and how you can get involved!

Raising Awareness About Global Food Issues

National Food Day isn’t just about celebrating delicious food—it’s also about raising awareness about global food issues. This includes topics such as hunger, poverty, sustainability, nutrition education, agricultural subsidies, healthful diets, animal welfare, and more. By taking the time to learn more about these important topics on National Food Day and beyond we can help build greater understanding and support for these causes.

Choosing Healthy Options Whenever Possible

With so many unhealthy options readily available in today’s world it can be difficult to make healthy choices when it comes to food. But National Food Day serves as an important reminder that choosing healthy options whenever possible is key for our general well-being. This means opting for fresh fruits and vegetables over processed foods, limiting sugar intake where possible, avoiding fried foods whenever you can, and looking for natural sweeteners instead of artificial ones.

Making Sustainable Choices

We all have a responsibility to make sustainable choices when it comes to our food purchases. This means buying organic where possible (to reduce chemical runoff into the environment), sourcing locally grown produce whenever you can (to reduce transportation costs), buying fair-trade certified products (to ensure farmers are paid fairly for their work), avoiding single-use plastics (to reduce plastic pollution) and much more! All of these small but impactful changes can help us create a healthier planet overall.
So don’t forget – October 24th is National Food Day! Use this special day as an opportunity to raise awareness about global food issues, choose healthy options when you can, and make sustainable choices whenever possible. Your planet will thank you for it!

When does National Food Day happen next year?

National Food Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Friday October 24, 2025
  • Saturday October 24, 2026
  • Sunday October 24, 2027
  • Tuesday October 24, 2028
  • Wednesday October 24, 2029


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