October 12, 2011
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Food Day at Adelphi University to Underscore the Need for Affordable Food Produced in a Sustainable Way

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Food Day at AdelphiNational Food Day and United Nations Day

In honor of National Food Day and United Nations Day on October 24, Adelphi University’s Institute for Social Research and Community Engagement (iSoRCE), will host Food Day activities on Adelphi’s main campus, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY. Food Days are being held across the nation and region and seek to bring together parents, teachers, and students; health professionals, community organizers, and local officials; chefs, and school lunch providers—to push for healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable, humane way. Co-sponsors also include Adelphi’s Department of Political Science, Levermore Global Scholars Program, and Amnesty International.

Below are a list of the free activities scheduled on October 24 and offered to the public.

  • Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AU PAC) Concert Hall, at 7:00 p.m.

    Community Forum—Just Food?: U.S. Child Labor and Food Insecurity Implications for Long Island and Beyond. The evening will feature the Long Island premiere of the film The Harvest/La Cosecha and a conversation with its director U. Roberto Romano. 

    The Harvest/La Cosechaexecutive produced by Eva Longoria, is the story of the children who work as many as 12 hours a day, six months a year, in the scorching hot sun, without the protection of child labor laws. They are working in our back yard, in America. More than 400,000 migrant child workers in the U.S. journey from their homes traveling from state to state, farm to farm, crop to crop, picking the produce we all eat.  Many of these children are American citizens.

    Due to space limitations, R.S.V.P. is required to Sarah Eichberg at

  • Events sponsored by Lackmann Culinary Services 

    Front of the Ruth S. Harley University Center, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    Farmers Market—Purchase fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables

    Underground Café in the Ruth S. Harley University Center, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
    Iron Chef Competition—Partner with one of our head chefs to create a delicious dish using healthy, local ingredients. The competition is open to Adelphi faculty, staff, and students.

  • AU PAC lobby area, all day

    Common Misconceptions about Nutrition—a media presentation developed by the Adelphi School of Nursing on food myths and facts.

    A campus-wide food memory project. Students, staff, and faculty will be encouraged to post a “food memory” about their favorite food; the importance of the food; and recipe based on your favorite food, to a large board in the AU PAC lobby.

  • In partnership with other members of the Nassau County School Wellness Coalition, iSoRCE will host high school peer-to-peer training to promote healthy eating, positive body image and physical activity.

The mission of the Institute for Social Research and Community Engagement is to generate actionable knowledge through collaborative social research and to use that knowledge to better understand and address Long Island’s critical and enduring social issues. Both the research process as well as the information it generates bolster local capacity to improve the health, environmental, social, economic, and cultural conditions of communities across Long Island. iSoRCE, part of Adelphi’s Center for Health Innovation, is currently concentrating its activities and research in the areas of food, nutrition, and health.

To register for a Food Day activity, please contact Sarah Eichberg, director of community research, at or 516.877.4418. Learn more about iSoRCE at

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