Food Day Festival in Bison Square

Food Day Festival in Bison Square is in the past.

The Lipscomb University Student Dietetics Association will host a Food Day Festival on National Food Day, Wednesday, Oct. 24, to raise awareness among all Lipscomb students about the various problems caused by our current food system and how as Christians we are called to be good stewards to the Earth.

Bison Square will be filled 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a small farmer’s market provided by Good Food for Good People; a salsa maker; booths from Olive and Sinclair Chocolate Co., The Well, The Jam, Nutrisha, Frothy Monkey, the Student Dietetics Association, Lipscomb’s sustainability department, Sodexo, Exodus Health Center, Lipscomb’s bookstore and Whole Foods, which will be doing cooking demonstrations.

There will also be live entertainment on the square during the festival  by Daniel Huisinga and Rebecca Wolfe from Danny McClelland and the Sons of Erin; and Cameron Gilliam and Matt Fung-A-Fat.

At 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. the documentary film “Fresh,” will be shown in the Swang Business Center, room 108. (Chapel credit available for Lipscomb students.) A panel discussion will be held at the 7 p.m showing featuring Justin Ard, Stacy Downey, and Lipscomb's Rob Touchstone, Andrea Wilson, and Sodexo's Catering Chef Darry Huntsman.

About “Fresh”

As described on the “Fresh” website:

“Fresh” celebrates the farmers, thinkers and businesspeople across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.

Among several main characters, "Fresh" features urban farmer and activist, Will Allen, the recipient of MacArthur’s 2008 Genius Award; sustainable farmer and entrepreneur, Joel Salatin, made famous by Michael Pollan’s book, “The Omnivore’s Dilemma;” and supermarket owner, David Ball, challenging our Wal-Mart dominated economy.”

About Food Day

Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement toward more healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. Food Day, created by Center for Science in the Public Interest, is powered by a diverse coalition of food movement leaders, organizations, and people from all walks of life. Food Day takes place annually on October 24 to address issues as varied as health and nutrition, hunger, agricultural policy, animal welfare, and farm worker justice.