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UC Systemwide: Eat Real Pledge 2014

Join UC colleagues and commit to eat foods that are healthy, minimally processed and prepared in a sustainable and humane way for a day, a week or a lifetime.

Go to UC Systemwide Food Day Website




Campus Food Day Events

Food Day Farmers Market

Where: Dwinelle Plaza
When: Friday, October 24, 11am - 2pm
What: Food day is a national celebration of affordable, healthy and sustainable food. The UC Berkeley Food Day Farmer's Market will include local vendors such as Tofu Yu, Solidaritea and the Local Butcher Shop who will be sampling and selling their delicious products. Student groups and other community groups will also be tabling to provide more information on how you can support your local and global food system! Come for the food, stay for the community! 

Sponsored by:

Cal Dining's Sustainability Student Group

Health*Matters, University Health Services



Extreme Local Dinner

Where: All 4 dining halls
When: Friday, October 24, 5-8pm
What: Cal Dining is celebrating Food Day in all 4 dining halls by serving a 100% local dinner menu from within 250 miles! This means that items not sourced, grown, harvested, or produced within 250 miles will not be served. $11 cash or 8 meal points, and open to students (including grad students), faculty/staff, and guests.


Berkeley Student Food Collective Food Day Party

Where: Campanile Esplanade
When: Friday, October 24, 5-8pm
What: Food, Activites, Jazz Music, Dancing



Campus Events for October 2014 -- Celebrate Food Month!

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BFI: Food and Labor: Forging a Truly Sustainable Food Policy Agenda for California in 2015

2-4pm, Goldman School of Public Policy, GSPP Living Room


BFI: Mario Savio Memorial Lecture: Saru Jayaraman, Out of the Kitchen and Into the Streets?

8pm, Wheeler Auditorium

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An Impact Day at Gill Tract Community Farm


San Pablo & Marin Ave, Albany, CA


BFI: Social Action and Agrifood Movements: Diversity, Aims and Outcomes

4-5pm, Morgan Hall, Morgan Lounge


Is Soda the New Tobacco?

6-8pm, Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 100


Food Justice & Storytelling: Incarceration & Policing & Gardens for Community Building


Gill Tract Community Farm, San Pablo Ave & Marin Ave, Albany, CA


BFI: Production to Picture to Personhood Conference/Symposium

View the poster (PDF)

1-5:30pm, Wheeler Hall, room 315



SOGA: Life and Death in the Garden and Art


UC Berkeley Student Organic Garden, Walnut St & Virginia St, Berkeley

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zero food waste logo

SNAC: Screening of "A Place at the Table"


106 Moffitt

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SOGA: Community Colloquium


UC Berkeley Student Organic Garden, Walnut St & Virginia St, Berkeley


BFI: The Paradox of Obesity

4-6pm, Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Banatao Auditorium



Food Justice & Storytelling: Labor Justice & Food System Jobs & Unionization


Gill Tract Community Farm, San Pablo Ave & Marin Ave, Albany, CA


SERC: Workshop TBA

6-8pm, Dwinelle 0130


SERC: Career Series: Networking Event

3-5pm, Career Center, 2440 Bancroft Way


11am-2pm, Dwinelle Plaza


BSFC: Food Party (refreshments, jazz, & other activities)

5-8pm, Campanile


Cal Dining: Local Night

5-8pm, all dining commons


Produce Security Harvest

Workshop and harvest of food to be taken to the UC Berkeley Food Pantry


Gill Tract Community Farm, San Pablo Ave & Marin Ave, Albany, CA


SOGA: Transplanting Workshop


UC Berkeley Student Organic Garden, Walnut St & Virginia St, Berkeley

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Halloween - Healthy Ideas



BFI Berkeley Food Institute
BSFC Berkeley Student Food Collective
  Cal Dining
SERC Student Environmental Resource Center
  SNAC Student Nutrition Advocacy Club
SOGA Student Organic Garden Association



About Food Day

UC Food Day 2014

See Morgan Spurlock's YouTube video promoting Food Day

Food Day seeks to bring together Americans from all walks of life—parents, teachers, and students; health professionals, community organizers, and local officials; chefs, school lunch providers, and eaters of all stripes—to push for healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable, humane way. We will work with people around the country to create thousands of events in homes, schools, churches, farmers markets, city halls, and state capitals. The Center for Science in the Public Interest is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. As an organization, they decided to celebrate by launching what they hope will become an annual event that is both a celebration of real, healthy food—and a powerful, grassroots movement for change.

Five Specific Food Day Priorities:


Five Ways to Get Involved in Food Day

Attend an event Attend the UC Berkeley Food Day Event above! Also, check out the Food Day national map and plug in your zipcode to find other Food Day events near you.
#FoodDayChat Twitter Conference 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.
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 we can make!
Food Literacy Quiz Share the Food Day Food Literacy Quiz and encourage your network to take it on Food Day.
#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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Past Food Day Events @ UC Berkeley

Food Day 2013

Food Day 2013 Album

On Thursday, October 24, 2013 UC Berkeley and all UC campuses will participate in Food Day, the nationwide campaign promoting healthy, delicious, and affordable food prepared in a sustainable and humane way. Celebrate "Real Food" by joining in the campus Food Day festivities and taking the Eat Real Pledge!


Campus Events 2013

Food Day Celebration

Thursday, October 24, 11-2 pm Upper Sproul

Food Day Celebration sponsored by Cal Dining and Eat Well Berkeley

  • Tastings and samples featuring local foods
  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • Musical Performance
  • Student and campus organization booths
  • Prizes and giveaways

Food Day 2012


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