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5 Ways to Get Involved on Food Day

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This Friday is Food Day 2014. Here are five ways you can participate:

1. Attend a Food Day event — Check out the Food Day national map and plug in your zipcode to find details about Food Day events near you.

2. Join the #FoodDayChat Twitter Chat — 5 hours, 5 topics–a conversation about food justice, public health, food policy, and more. This online event is hosted by @FoodDay2014, 12-5pm ET on October 24. Follow and use hashtag #FoodDayChat to participate.

3. Thunderclap — Register your social media account for the #FoodDay2014 Thunderclap to add your voice to support real and just food for all. The more people who sign up, the bigger the impact!

4. Food Literacy Quiz — Share the Food Day Food Literacy Quiz and encourage your network to take it on Food Day.

5. #FoodDayPlate — Participate in the #FoodDayPlate contest on social media by sharing a photo of your healthy or sustainable meal on Food Day! Use hashtag #FoodDayPlate to participate.

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Roasted Beet Salad with Oranges

Roasted Beet Salad with Oranges

This recipe comes to us from Patrice of Circle B Kitchen.

Beets are slow roasted until sweet and paired with toasted almonds, orange segments and creamy goat cheese in this classic salad. Kids will have fun crumbling the goat cheese and whisking together the fresh squeezed orange vinaigrette…

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Cooking Tip: Make Your Own Tomato Sauce

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Simmer up your own tomato sauce this weekend! Inexpensive, so good, easy to make!

Use the recipe inside The Family Cooks, or this simple recipe for marinara sauce.

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Buy Local Produce

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In the U.S., fruits and veggies travel an average of 1,500 miles before reaching your table — that’s halfway across the country!

Here’s a Green Tip for your family dinner: choose local produce, which cuts back on energy used in transportation and usually ensures a fresher product. We love local farmer’s markets. Better yet, grow your own!

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