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SBU to host healthy food event

Stony Brook University is one of the venues Monday for Food Day, a national grassroots campaign to educate consumers about healthy and sustainable food and sponsored by the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

From 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., on-campus events will include a farmer’s market, showings of the documentaries Food Inc. and Forks Over Knives, and a work session for people interested in harvesting produce from the hospital garden.

Chef Marc Anthony Bynum from the Food Network show “Chopped” will also do a cooking demonstration on campus.

Other events in New York include a Times Square “Eat Real” eat-in and discussion with celebrity chef Mario Batali and filmmaker Morgan Spurlock.

“To put it simply, Food Day is about transforming the American diet,” said Nancy Huehnergarth, executive director of the New York State Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Alliance and statewide coordinator for Food Day. “It’s about making sure that every New Yorker has access to healthy, real food rather than food manufactured in a factory.”

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