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Food Day Acadiana 2016

Oct 03, 2016 03:48PM ● By Daphne Olivier

Here in Acadiana we like to celebrate food, and the Food Day celebration is no exception. Yet this time we are celebrating food from a different perspective – we will honor the food that nourishes and supports our bodies and the environment. Our Acadiana event is an extension of a national Food Day which focuses on eating a greener diet, food policy, and food education. Why should we care about these topics?

Greener Diet – A diet full of plant-based foods can save your health, preventing health problems and disease. While we know that’s the best thing for us, we often need some guidance and support.

Food Policy – The policies in place for food make an impact on our daily food decisions. Food Day supports policies for healthy, affordable food produced with care for the environment, farm animals, and the people who grow, harvest, and serve it.

Food Education – People who know where their food comes from and how to prepare it have a big advantage when it comes to being healthy. Introducing new fruits, vegetables, and whole grains – along with some basic recipes can put you on track to make smart food choices.

To learn more about how your food choices affect our environment, please attend our community screening of Sustainable: The Documentary  on Wednesday, October 19th at 6:00 pm  at E's Kitchen, 1921 Kaliste Saloom Road, Ste 121 Lafayette LA 70508  

Please join us this year for our family centered, fun-filled Acadiana Food Day on Saturday, October 22nd  from 8am-12pm at Moncus Park at the Horse Farm. Some things you can look forward to are:

Decorating foods

Seed swap

Food & activity games

Presentations on edible landscaping, organic farming, & fermentation


Cooking demonstration

Food policy for legalizing raw milk

Food drive to support our community

Farmer’s market

We look forward to seeing you this year in a celebration of food that’s good for you and our community!

By: Daphne Olivier 

About the author: Daphne is a food passionista, farm girl wanna-be and registered yet unconventional dietitian with a private practice – My Food Coach. She focuses on unprocessed, real food and balancing the diet with your lifestyle. Visit her website at