Food Day isn’t for another seven months, but that’s not stopping the national office in DC from building buzz now. For those of you eaters who aren’t aware, the Center for Science in the Public Interest launched first annual Food Day on October 24, 2011 to raise awareness about dilemmas connected to our food – from health concerns to sustainability to fair wages to animal welfare and on and on. Every October since, the event has only grown.
To attract interest and engagement in this year's Food Day, the DC-based Food Day team will host a Twitter chat every month on the 24th leading up to October 24, fourth national Food Day.
In January, Food Day held its first monthly Twitter chat with the Jamie Oliver Foundation. This Monday from 1:00-2:00 pm ET, Babson Entrepreneur in Residence Gail Simmons and Food Sol at Babson College will co-host the February chat on food entrepreneurship and innovation.
We're putting an extra emphasis on women in food who are too often left out of the spotlight and standard imagery of farmers, food workers and celebrity chefs – though women account for the vast majority of global farm and food labor, increasing numbers of chefs and restaurateurs, food-system heroes and food writers.
Among the Boston local women who will chat with us on Monday are Chefs Ana Sortun of Oleana and Sarma, Jody Adams of Rialto, Kristen Kish of Menton, Joanne Chang of Flour and Myers + Chang, and Tiffani Faison of Sweet Cheeks Q. Boston Food Czar Edith Murnane and local food writer and force behind the annual Let's Talk About Food festival Louisa Kasdon are also on board.
Here are the details. We hope that you, women and men alike, eaters of all kinds, will join us as well:
When: Mon, Feb 24th at 1-2:00 pm ET
Who: Eaters of all kinds, food entrepreneurs of all kinds, women food leaders
Chat organizers: @FoodDay2014 @gailsimmons @businessforfood
How: Food Day posts questions (Q1, Q2...) and you discuss starting your tweets with A1, A2...