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Food Day 2014: Education, Information, Demonstration, Contemplation

Food Day will be celebrated on Thursday, October 9 from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom at Farmingdale State College. Admission is free and open to the community.

The Social Science Research Institute of Farmingdale State College is proud to announce the Second Annual International Food Day Program! Food Day was created to unite people with a vision of food that is healthy, affordable, and produced with care for the environment, farm animals, and the people who grow, harvest, and serve it. To do this, there will be demonstrations, lectures, and exhibitors, including:

  • Michael Veracka  (FSC Department of Urban Horticulture and Design) - Sustainable  Gardens
  • August Ruckdeschel (Suffolk County Agriculture and Fisheries)  -  Farms and Farming
  • Heather Forest and Larry Foglia - (L.I. Community Agricultural Network - LICAN) - Display and Market of Produce
  • Aramark - From Farm to Table food tasting, demonstration, and display
  • Bhavani Jaroff (Slow Food Huntington) - Food Demonstration and Discussion of Slow Food Movement
  • Dr. Zahrine Bajwa (Cornell Cooperative Extension) - Food Security
  • Erin Thorensen (Sustainable Long Island)  -  Food Equity, Access, Food Report Card
  • Professor Mary Kirby-Diaz (Professor Emeritus,  Sociology) – Locavores

As with last year, Farmingdale State College’s Second Annual International Food Day will focus on Education, Information, Demonstration, and Contemplation. We’ll feed your mind, and we’ll feed your body! There will be live cooking demonstrations (and samples!).  Admission is free, and all are invited to participate on October 9, 2014 in the Campus Center. Come hungry, leave healthy!

The program is being sponsored by the Social Science Research Institute of Farmingdale State College. Dr. Miriam Deitsch, Distinguished Teaching Professor, and Director of the Social Science Research Institute; and Lisa Eicher, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Professional Communications have organized Farmingdale Food Day in keeping with the spirit and guidelines of Washington D.C.’s Center for Science in the Public Interest.   

 

Food Day 2013 at Farmingdale State College

Dynamic speakers and demonstrations will delight and educate

Food Day will be celebrated on Thursday, October 24 from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom at Farmingdale State College. Admission is free and open to the community. View our flyer.

Campus organizers, Dr. Miriam Deitsch, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, and Lisa Eicher, Assistant Professor of Professional Communication, have designed this educational event to be in keeping with the spirit and guidelines of Washington, D.C.'s Center for Science in the Public Interest. Food Day will unite people with a vision of food that is healthy, affordable, and produced with care for the environment, farm animals, and the people who grow, harvest, and serve it. To do this, there will be demonstrations, lectures, and exhibitors including:

  • Michael Veracka  (FSC Department of Ornamental Horticulture) - Sustainable  Gardens
  • August Ruckdeschel (Suffolk County Agriculture and Fisheries)  -  Agriculture and Fisheries
  • Heather Forest and Larry Foglia -(L.I. Community Agricultural Network - LICAN) - Display and Market of Produce
  • Aramark - From Farm to Table food tasting, demonstration, and display
  • Dr. Martin Schreibman (CUNY Graduate Center) - Novel Methods of Food Production: Addressing Global Hunger
  • Bhavani Jaroff (Slow Food Huntington) - Food Demonstration and Discussion of Slow Food Movement
  • Dr. Zahrine Bajwa (Cornell Cooperative Extension) - Food Security
  • Amy Engel (Sustainable Long Island)  -  Food Equity, Access, Food Report Card
  • Mary Kirby-Diaz (FSC Department of Sociology) - Locavores
  • Beth Fiteni (Green Inside and Out Consulting) - Clarification of Food Terms, the Vocabulary of Food

Food Day is sponsored by the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) of Farmingdale State College and follows on last spring's highly successful Social Justice and Diversity Summit. For information, contact SSRI at 631-420-2751.

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