Int'l No Junk Food Day is TODAY!

Photograph by Marko Dušak of Hungry Foodography

Photograph by Marko Dušak of Hungry Foodography

The first annual International No Junk Food Day is today, March 30.  Participate in an international day that challenges you to think about food in a way that you don't normally.  Kick your every day unhealthy (and healthy) rituals. Instead of reaching for bag of chips, try snacking on fresh foods.  Drink more water, eat less foods in a box, cook a meal, or avoid buying "junk food" today.  If you eat healthy, try fresh foods you have never tried before or rarely eat (e.g., batata, sorrell, starfruit, buckwheat).  Any effort promises to have a positive affect on your body, mind, and perhaps even your mood.  Let's make an effort to create healthy eating awareness worldwide, and without judgment, because new foods push boundaries. 

We are handing out free bananas in Farragut Square, Washington D.C. at 12:45pm and available to talk about the effort.  Post photos of No Junk Food Day foods and hashtag them #nojunkfood1day 

Chef Jose Andrés supports Int'l No Junk Food Day and No Junk Food Day Challenge while at Farmer's Market in DuPont Circle, Washington, D.C.

Chef Jose Andrés supports Int'l No Junk Food Day and No Junk Food Day Challenge while at Farmer's Market in DuPont Circle, Washington, D.C.

THE CHALLENGE

Eat and buy NO Junk Food for 1 day (today!).  Healthy eaters are encouraged to accept the Ultimate Take 5 Challenge:  Eat only fresh vegetables, proteins, real grains, fruit, and water.  

Take photo of healthy foods you ate, glasses of water you drank, or foods you cut out of diet altogether because of No Junk Food Day.  Post them online with hashtag: #nojunkfood1day 

Those of you with b-days and events can still participate – you/family/friends may participate on March 31 instead, or just plan having one healthier meal or beverage, don’t buy junk food (however you define it) on March 30 - whatever you do, let’s do it together!

It’s just for one day? I can do that!
— Marina in Washington, D.C.