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Food Day Aims to Raise Awareness

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Food DayCelebrate the national program Food Day locally at Stony Brook University with sustainable cooking demonstrations, documentary films, a garlic planting, and a farmer’s market, all of which are free.

Events on Sunday, October 23
Food Day gets started at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on October 23 at the Student Activities Center (SAC) when local farmer Scott Chaskey appears as the guest speaker. The viewing of Food Inc. will follow the lecture.

At 8:00 pm, the documentary Forks Over Knives will be shown at the SAC. The movie examines the claim that most of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled or reversed by eliminating our animal-based diets. It will be followed by a short documentary, Community Bloom.

Events on Monday, October 24
Food Network chef Marc Bynum will be on hand from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the SAC Traditions Lounge with sustainable cooking demonstrations. His recipes will be featured at the Native Spice Express in the SAC.

Also that day, purchase fresh, local produce at a farmer’s market from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm located at the SAC Plaza. Meal plans are accepted.

Over on East Campus at 12:00 pm, Forks Over Knives will be screened at Health Sciences Center, Lecture Hall 6.

Then from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, there will be a garlic planting and land clearing at the Hospital Garden, Level 6. Sign up to participate on Facebook.

Food Day will come to a close with the viewing of Food Inc. at HSC Lecture Hall 2 at 5:30 pm.

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