When is National Food Is Medicine Day? This day will take place on September 14 of each calendar year.
What is National Food Is Medicine Day? National Food is Medicine Day raises awareness of embedded barriers to healthy food access for under-resourced families and individuals that exacerbates chronic disease, increases mental health challenges, and drives up medical costs. National Food is Medicine Day calls for private enterprise, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations to join together to overcome these barriers that are a leading cause of death in the US.
Why is this day being celebrated or observed? In the midst of Hunger Action Month, Free From Market and Food Equality Initiative established September 14th as national Food Is Medicine Day. The time has come for private enterprise, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations to recognize that access to and education about healthy food for families and individuals will reduce chronic disease, mental health challenges, and medical costs. Together we can come together and solve this healthy food crisis that is a leading cause of death by focusing on the one solution – Food Is Medicine.
How should this day be celebrated or observed? Donate to Food Equality Initiative or another organization to support access to healthy food. Secure a proclamation of National Food Is Medicine Day in your own town/city/state and/or host an awareness event in your home, a farmer’s market, street fair, or other location. Attend the Food Is Medicine Summit. Use #FIMDAY #foodismedicineday #foodismedicine and #FIMDaySummit to share on social media.
Who created this day? This day was created in July 2021 by Food Equality Initiative and Free From Market.