Real Food Fridays


What are Real Food Fridays?

Do you ever think about how far the food you eat travels to you? Who grew it? Who picked it? How much it processing it’s been through before you take a bite?

They say you are what you eat, so why not be real? Slowing down and making the choice to eat food that is good for you, farmers, communities, and the earth is exactly what Real Food Fridays are all about. Be a part of making it happen! It all starts with you.

What is “Real Food”?

It can be hard to find food that fills all our hopes all the time for ‘real’ food. Don’t stress about it — a good start is anything that:

Real Food Challenge students in Baltimore cook a delicious real food meal.

A delicious real food meal made by Johns Hopkins Real Food Challenge students in Baltimore.

  • supports fair farmworker wages,
  • is free of genetically-engineered ingredients,
  • has had little to no processing,
  • supports local markets/vendors and isn’t transported long distances to get to my plate, and/or
  • honors fair trade principles when I buy from other regions,
  • and if you so choose to eat meat and dairy, that it comes from animals that are not raised on a factory farm but raised humanely and on real food themselves—not genetically engineered crops or other questionable feed, drugs, and antibiotics.

So go ahead, get down with your delicious self and enjoy!

Join the Real Food Fridays Movement:

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Make your pledge for Real Food Fridays:

I pledge to eat food that is REAL: sustainably & ethically raised from workers paid & treated fairly.

By taking this pledge, you’ll also subscribe to the Food MythBusters email list (1-2 emails/month) and have the option to join our Real Food Fridays email list, where you’ll get a monthly email with real food recipes and tips on choosing and preparing real food right to your inbox. You can unsubscribe from either list at any time.

Know someone else who would want to join the real food revolution?

Tell your friends + make it a potluck!

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