Are you ready? Tomorrow is the day! If you are just finding out about the challenge just read my last post from Thursday and join us in no fast food, any restaurants, etc for 1 week!

I started a page for recipes and will post as many as I can to help everyone out. I may have a little surprise for someone at the end of the challenge so stick with it!

What is “Real Food”?
food [food] n 1. something that nourishes, sustains, or supplies.
real [ree-uhl, reel] adj 1. true and actual; not artificial

Real Food is food which truly nourishes producers, consumers, communities and the earth. It is a food system–from seed to plate–that fundamentally respects human dignity and health, animal welfare, social justice and environmental sustainability.

Some people call it “local,” “green,” “slow,” or “fair.” We use “Real Food” as a holistic term to bring together many of these diverse ideas people have about a values-based food economy .

This is about more than super market labels. The Real Food Challenge has developed an innovative Real Food Calculator, which provides in-depth definitions of “real food” and a tracking system for institutional purchasing. With this tool, “real food” is broken down into four core categories: local/community-based, fair, ecologically sound, and humane.

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