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Food Day is a growing movement

Among the activities are a film on hunger, a webinar on healthy eating, and discussions on food system issues.

The nationwide Food Day was started two years ago by the Washington-based Center for Science in the Public Interest, a consumer advocacy group focused on health and nutrition. CSPI executive director Michael Jacobson will be present at festivities here (in addition to Washington, D.C., and Georgia) because, he says, “the Massachusetts agriculture department has done a great job in organizing activities around the state.” Rose Arruda of the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources is coordinating the statewide campaign, making connections between “an amazing cross section,” she says, tapping into diverse groups that include activists and growers. Last year, Massachusetts had the largest Food Day in the country with more than 500 activities.

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