Phoenix Food Day

 

 

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 Mayor Stanton issued Proclamation!

Mayor Greg Stanton issued a Proclamation that named Oct. 22, 2015 as Phoenix Food Day, endorsed the Maricopa County Food System Coalition, and supported local agriculture and locally-owned food-related businesses.   An excerpt from the Proclamation:  "Continuing to grow a local food system that is equitable, healthy, sustainable and thriving is critical to our economy and quality of life in Phoenix.  The health and well-being of our residents is the City's primary concern."  View the entire Proclamation.

 

Food Day Cafe sponsored by Devour Phoenix 

Featuring:  

The outdoor Food Day Cafe featured Devour Phoenix local restaurants with food samples  and recipes for foods that are healthy, easy, affordable, and perfect for the family on the go. 

 

Workshops sponsored by Maricopa County Food System Coalition

Inside the Phoenix City Council Chambers, guest speakers from various backgrounds and expertise presented quick, informative 20 minutes presentations on:  aquaponics, urban farming, nutrition, the GoodFoodFinder resource, edible landspacing, and ending hunger.  Visit the Workshops website for more details and short videos about the presentations.

Kids Healthy Food Zone sponsored by Phoenix Children's Hospital

More than 200 elementary students participated in the Kids Zone.  Students planted in the City of Phoenix Demonstration Garden, took home their own worm composting kit, learned about nutrition, and watched a movie on urban farming.  Thanks to Bethune Elementary and All Saints' Episcopal Day School for joining us. 

Film Screening

The one-hour film, "Growing Cities", a documentary about urban farming and its mpact on a cities economy, was enjoyed by adults and students alike. 

 


 

Get Growing, Get Healthy, Get Real!

Phoenix Food Day 2015 on Thursday, Oct. 22 was enjoyed by all!  More than 3,000 attended the free event, which was held in downtown Phoenix at the centrally-located Cesar Chavez Plaza. 

55 Exhibitors provided resources, information, samples of local and organic products, as well as offered items for sale. 

The Food Day Café, sponsored by Devour Phoenix, featured local restaurants: Urban Beans, Maizie's Café, St. Francis and Community Cuisine. 

More than 250 elementary school students from Bethune Elementary and All Saints' Episcopal Day School passed through the Kids Healthy Food zone, sponsored by Phoenix Children's Hospital, and learned about worm composting, nutrition, water conservation, and hiking.  All Saints' students planted vegetables in the Phoenix Demo Garden located in the Plaza. 

Six workshops, sponsored by the Maricopa County Food Systems Coalition, featured informative 20 minute presentations on aquaponics, urban farming, nutrition, the GoodFoodFinder resource, edible landspacing, and ending hunger.  

Fun for all!

 

   

 Food Day Fun

 

The 3rd annual FitPHX Apple Crunch led by Councilwoman Kate Gallego, accompanied by the Desert Vista High School Steel Drum Band, was a highlight of the event.  Apples were donated by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona and Fresh Express by Discover Triangle.  Apple crunches also took place at Phoenix Public Libraries, Afterschool Centers, and Senior Centers. 

 

 

 

The Arizona Diamondbacks mascot, Baxter, joined the event too, and played with students in the Kids Healthy Food Zone and even led the band in a steel drum version of "One Bad Apple."    

 


 Event Partners

                                                                                            green team logo                 FIT PHX logo                 maricopa county public health wearepublichealth.org  

                                                                                                 

  

   saint luke's initiatives a catalyst for community health    Downtown Phoenix Inc. - dtphx.org    keep phoenix beautiful    PHX renews    St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance    Valley of the Sun United Way    Good food finder AZ - local first Arizona foundation