New Haven Health Department Joins “Food Day” Campaign

Coordinated by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Food Day seeks to bring together Americans from all walks of life—parents, teachers, and students; health professionals, community organizers, and local officials; chefs, school lunch providers, and eaters of all stripes—to think about healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable, humane way.  Food day is guided by six principles, three of which are aligned with the Health Department’s mission to ensure and advocate for the health and well-being of all New Haven residents:

  • Reduce diet-related disease by promoting safe, healthy foods,
  • Expand access to food and alleviate hunger, and
  • Promote health by curbing junk-food marketing to kids

The Health Department is acutely aware that New Haven food establishments play a critical role in the City’s food system, providing thousands of people daily with access to a variety of foods. Therefore, your involvement in Food Day is essential to its success. The Health Department is asking all New Haven food establishments to participate in Food Day 2011 by:

  1. Displaying the Food Day poster in your restaurant board or window; and
  2. Distributing leaflets to your customers with their menu or bill to educate them about Food Day.

In addition, the Health Department is encouraging all food establishments to create a special menu item for Food Day that reflects the Food Day principles.

) to ensure the community is informed about your participation.

To learn more about Food Day and what else your food establishment can do, please visit the Health Department’s

) or the National Food Day

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