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NEWS-LEDGER  ONLINE — OCT 23, 2012 –

From Art Schroeder, City of West Sacramento

West Sacramento’s City Council has proclaimed Wednesday, Oct. 24, as West Sacramento Food Day, in support of the local food economy and healthy eating. The day encourages the public to take advantage of the diverse eateries in West Sacramento.

In a proclamation approved by the City Council Oct. 17, the City of West Sacramento endorses Food Day in the interest of health and the community’s well-being. Safe, healthy diets are a key factor in improving the overall health of citizens. The Food Day also supports the local economy, bringing attention to sustainable family farms and the local agriculture.

The City Council also has a goal of promoting West Sacramento as a food industry hub, with research, distribution, and consumption as essential ingredients of a vital, local economy.

The participating West Sacramento restaurants on Food Day include:

The Eatery, Pooja Indian Grill, Sal’s Tacos, Tsuki Sushi, Vientiane Restaurant, and Wicked West Pizza & BBQ. The list is available at the City of West Sacramento’s website business page: www.cityofwestsacramento.org/business .

On Oct. 24, eat locally for special dishes and discounts. No coupon is needed. Simply mention “West Sacramento Food Day.”

The National Food Day, also scheduled for Oct. 24, was created last year by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, along with over 50 food-related, non-profit and national organizations. The day promotes a nationwide movement in support of healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. For more about National Food Day, visit www.foodday.org .

Copyright News-Ledger 2012

Steve Marschke

Steve Marschke