A colleague Roger Doiron and Kitchen Gardeners International produced this video about the beautiful food we can choose. Roger found it ironic that “one day after the government issues its strongest recommendation to date to eat less and better foods, the snack food industry lobby launches “National Snack Food Month” to get Americans to eat more and worse.” So they launched 28ate.org . . . for fun, and to bring attention to the billions of dollars spent on advertising unhealthy, processed foods.
Kitchen Gardeners International has launched this open-source campaign to encourage people to opt out of unhealthy, processed snack and junk foods for the #20ate days of February and opt in for real ones instead. Please see the oh-so-satisfying, meal-sized version (well-balanced, of course) for some ideas on how you can join the campaign and help our country’s good food movement to grow.
And for those of you who know what this means, please use the #20ate hashtag and avatar/badge to show your support.
If all this is a little too “out there” for you, find a group of people in your congregation to do the Just Eating? Practicing Our Faith at the Table curriculum. You may be happily surprised at what sprouts from that! You can download or purchase the adult or middle school versions here (middle school version available in Spanish too).