Food Day is a day-long event celebrated each year by foodies and food activists nationwide to celebrate
REAL FOOD — food that is ecologically-sound, fair, humane, and local/regional.
During MSU’s Food Day celebration, SAFS and EFFS students tabled in front of the Auditorium on campus, gathered photo stories (see pictures below!), conducted surveys exploring MSU community members’ perspectives of the on-campus food system, and hosted a panel discussion about food security in Africa!
Food Day was the premiere of the Real Food Challenge (RFC) at MSU. The SAFS Capstone organizers Shaelie Harper, Amy Jacobs, and Hastings Nyirongo hoped to use Food Day as a platform for the launch of the Real Food Campaign and as a tool to encourage critical thought and transparency in MSU’s food system—and it worked! MSU’s event was dubbed one of RFC’s Top 10 Food Day Moments and appeared in the State News twice! Check out articles about the event and MSU’s involvement with Real Food Challenge in the State News, USA Today College, and on RFC’s website.