Food Revolution Day

Food Revolution Day 2013 is less than a month away – this year it’s on May 17th 2013.

What is Food Revolution Day?

This is a day for raising awareness and education to empower people to make better food choices, something we know you, dear Food Bloggers of Canada members are already passionate about.  It’s a day for people to come together in homes, schools, workplaces and communities to cook and share their kitchen skills, food knowledge and resources.  With your professional know-how in the Canadian food community we are reaching out to ask you to get on the Food Revolution Day bandwagon and participate!

Who is Food Revolution Day for?

Food Revolution Day is for individuals, schools, businesses and organisations  - anyone who wishes to host or attend Food Revolution Day activities in their local area on May 17th 2013. Check out the Food Revolution Day Activity Guide for loads of help and ideas for hosting an event. If you simply wish to attend an activity near you, visit the interactive activities map to find out where they’re taking place.  Events will take place in kitchens, homes and communities around the world, sparking conversations about real food and inspiring people to take steps towards a healthier lifestyle.

Plan a Food Revolution Day event

We really hope that Food Bloggers of Canada members will consider planning your own events for Food Revolution Day.  Team up if you like, or go solo. What you do and how do it is up to you!  It can be as simple as hosting a real food dinner party, planning a tour to a farmer’s market or farm with your kids, putting a special "real food" dish on your menu that day,  teaching a cooking class, planting an edible garden with your kids..... The possibilities are endless Let your creativity run wild and get involved in a way that suits you!

How can I get involved in Food Revolution Day 2013?

Check out some great ideas for hosting a Food Revolution Day event here.  Remember – it doesn’t need to be a BIG event – here are some ideas to get involved:

In schools/ with kids: Bring different fruit and vegetables into the classroom, get kids to taste them and guess what they are. Do a blind taste test. Discuss why eating seasonally is a good thing – produce tends to be cheaper and tastier, and it’s better for the environment. Share the results on social media using the hashtag #FRD2013. Get some great ideas and top tips for getting your school involved in this short Google+ "School" Hangout video – and hey, you might just recognise someone there 😉

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In the community: Whether it’s a community event (a cooking demo, or maybe a tour) at a farmers’ market, or a salad disco (!) you can hear some great ideas and tips for getting your community involved in Food Revolution Day on May 17th in this Food Revolution Google+ "Community" Hangout.

At home: Simple - host a potluck dinner and invite your friends to bring a secret ingredient of their choice. Try to incude a smany locally sourced ingredients as possible.  Check out some more ideas for implementing FRD at home this year on this Google+ hangout. You can then post your recipe and pictures to social media using the hashtag #FRD2013

At work: Here's an idea - rather than buying a sandwich, why not bring a toaster and a few fresh loaves of bread to work?  Get your colleagues to bring in favourite sandwich fillings and create your own sandwich bar – it’s amazing how much cheaper and (and certainly tastier) it can be. Share your creations through social media using the hashtag #FRD2013. Click here to get some great ideas and top tips for getting your workplace involved in Food Revolution Day on May 17th, from one of the Paris Food Revolution Ambassadors Edouard Morhange.

So come on Food Bloggers of Canada - we know you are passionate about sharing your kitchen skills, resources and food knowledge - why not organise your own event, big or small? Click here to see how. Even if you’re hosting a small private event, get it on the map. Stand up. Be counted!

What will you cook and share on May 17th 2013?

Follow the Food Revolution!

Follow #FRD2013 online for news, updates and messages to share, re-post and re-pin to your followers.

Twitter: (use #FRD2013)
Instagram: @foodrev (add your photos using #FRD2013)


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