It’s that time of year again…Nude Food Day!
Now in its seventh year, Nude Food Day is a global initiative to encourage kids and adults alike to both eat and live well. This is achieved by parents and teachers encouraging kids to bring their food to school nude, or without packaging and wrapping, to reduce rubbish and encourage healthy eating habits.
This year, Nude Food Day is being celebrated throughout October in schools across the country, as well as by the distribution of the inaugural Nude Food Grants.
The Nude Food Grants are three different types of grants that are distributed to schools who have a sustainability, environmental or nutritional project idea that they want to make a reality. The grants range from as little as $1 to as big as $10,000 and can fund many project ideas such as: snack boxes for students, compost bins, a garden shed with tools, creating a vegie garden, and/or replanting trees.
For those who didn’t apply for a Nude Food Grant, there are still plenty of ways to participate in Nude Food Day. For example some schools in past Nude Food Days have run competitions, such as healthiest lunches and least amount of litter. Some other schools have also chosen to run bin audits—tracking the amount of litter that accumulates at recess and lunch.
Nude food isn’t just to be celebrated, it can also be a beneficial way of life for families and the planet as a whole.
Families who choose to live a nude food lifestyle can find themselves saving money by buying in bulk, and feeling good by making healthier food choices, by avoiding packaged and processed food. Not only can families feel good by living a nude food lifestyle, but they can also have fun by being creative with their food choices by trying new recipes and arranging their food, so it looks like a fantastic work of art at the table or in their lunchboxes.
Nude food is also beneficial for the planet as it helps reduce the amount of rubbish that ends up in landfill, and provides opportunities for food storage materials to be reused. By educating kids on these benefits for the planet, perhaps they can inspire nude food changes in their homes.
So there you have it, with health and environmental benefits, as well as the possibility for fun and making your school or community a better place, Nude Food Day is an event not to be missed.