Eat Real! Bon Appétit Teams Up with Food Day

Food DayBon Appétit Management Company is pleased to announce that it has joined the campaign for Food Day, a nationwide celebration of real food and an effort to improve health, the environment, and America’s food system.  It’s a grassroots mobilization to push for healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable, humane way.  On October 24, 2011, people will gather at events big and small and from coast to coast in homes, schools, colleges, churches, city halls, farmers markets, supermarkets, and elsewhere to both learn and advocate.

Food Day, which is spearheaded by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest, wants to get Americans cooking healthy, delicious meals for their families again. (After all, they can’t all eat at Bon Appétit cafés every day!) That means fewer people in processed-food aisles and fast-food drive-throughs, and bigger crowds at the produce counter and farmers markets. Food Day will especially encourage people to eat more fresh fruits, vegetables, and healthy whole grains — and support the local farms that produce them.

Food Day is committed to:

And we’re proud to note that #6 leads to a page that features the Inventory of Farmworker Issues and Protections in the United States, a ground-breaking report produced by the Bon Appétit Management Company Foundation in partnership with United Farm Workers with support from Oxfam America.

Farmworker webinar Aug 31

And on Wednesday, August 31st at 11 AM PDT, Bon Appétit  Vice President Maisie Greenawalt, who spearheaded the Inventory project, will join Food Day and guest panelists from Real Food Challenge, UNITE HERE, as well as farmworker advocates for “The Hands That Feed Us: Food and Farm Workers in America,” part of Food Day’s webinar series. Register today to participate in a great discussion!

For more about Food Day, including how to organize or attend an event in your community, go to