The Lipscomb University Student Dietetics Association will host a Food Day Festival on National Food Day, Thursday, Oct. 24, to raise awareness among all Lipscomb students about the various problems caused by our current food system and promote healthy, affordable and sustainable foods.
Bison Square will be filled 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a small farmer’s market provided by Pinewood Farms; booths from Good Food for Good People, The Well, Nutrisha, Reboot Health and Wellness and more.
At 3 p.m., the documentary film “A Place at the Table,” will be shown in Ward Lecture Hall. (Chapel credit available for Lipscomb students.) A panel discussion will be held after the showing.
About “A Place at the Table”
"A Place at the Table" is a documentary that shows the truth and real fear of fifty million everyday ordinary Americans who do not know where their next meal is coming from. The movie shows how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for our nation.
The documentary follows the lives and struggles of Barbie, a single mother with two children, Rosie, a 5th grader who has to look to her friends and neighbors for food and Tremonica, a 2nd grader who has health issues because she does not get the amount of calories she needs.
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.