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UMD Food Day

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Cost: Free for faculty, staff and UMD students

What is Food Day?

Food day is: Healthy + Sustainable + Affordable + Fair

Food Day is a nationwide movement to support healthy, local, sustainable, and affordable foods. National Food Day is actually celebrated on October 24, 2013, but since Minnesota's peak local produce availability is in September, it made more sense to celebrate it now during the week of September 16-September 20!

Food Day Goals

  • Food day works to promote safer, healthier diets
  • Support sustainable and organic farms
  • Reduce hunger
  • Reform factory farms to protect the environment and animals
  • Support fair working conditions for food and farm workers

Strategic Plan Goal 5: Strengthen ties with Duluth and surrounding communities in an intentional, visible, and mutually beneficial partnership.


2014 Food Day events

UMD's SAP Farm 5k

SAP Sustainable Food Festival

Pictures from the event!

Our thanks to the Food Day/Farm 5k Planning Committee:

Rachel Gilbertson, Employee Health and Wellness Center
Jean Rodvold , Employee Health and Wellness Center

Sarah Garramone, UMD Student, Health Coach Intern
Bryan French, Office of Sustainability
Corbin Smyth, Division of Student Life
Claudia Engelmeier, Dining Services
Mindy Granley, Office of Sustainability
Nicole Haenke, College of Liberal Arts
Randel Hanson, Geography, UMD Farm
Thomas Linderholm, Food/Vending Services
Jennifer Meyer, College of Liberal Arts

Samuel Knuth, UMD Student

Kate Strassman, Office of Sustainability

Erin Hickey, UMD Student, LINCs intern

Alexis Chapman, UMD Student, LINCs intern

For questions, contact: Rachel Gilbertson,, 726-6753 or Jean Rodvold, or 726-8345.

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