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Updated: 10/17/2013 08:00:01AM

SFSC to host Food Day Oct. 24

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Food Day, a movement toward more healthy, affordable, and sustainable food, will be celebrated from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 in the University Center Auditorium at South Florida State College.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by SFSC’s allied health department.

Food Day is a chance to celebrate what our food system does right and to take action to bring us closer to “real food” that is produced with care for the environment, animals, and the women and men who grow, harvest, and serve it.

“SFSC’s allied health programs all share a common interest in nutrition,” said Rebecca Sroda, associate dean of allied health. “This event is a great way to get the campus and community involved. Students will have the opportunity to practice and teach the public what they have learned about nutrition and how it relates to their profession.”

Food Day will feature healthy cooking and gardening demonstrations, student videos, sidewalk art, a movie screening, and several informational booths. Local farmers will provide fresh fruit and vegetables available for purchase.

SFSC’s chapter of the Association of Florida Colleges will hold a food drive during the event and will accept healthy, nonperishable food items including boxed, bagged, and canned food. Donations can be dropped off anytime between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

For more information on Food Day or to participate, contact Sroda at 863-784-7021 or email