Real Food Day is organised by the registered charity, Public Health Collaboration (Charity no. 1171887), whose mission is to inform and implement healthy decisions for better public health.

In today’s food environment it can be difficult to eat healthily, but it’s not impossible. The idea behind Real Food Day is to highlight the power of real food and to show that it is possible for everyone to eat delicious and nutritious real food on a daily basis, and feel great because of it.

Real food is a lot like love. It can mean different things to different people. However, you know it when you see it. For example, if I say broccoli, you would instinctively know it’s a real food. And if I say bubble gum flavoured lollipop, you know it’s a fake food. But, some foods are harder to distinguish and we hope our family, schools and workplaces activity packs will help you make healthier choices next time you go shopping.

Finally, I’d like to invite you, your family, friends, school or colleagues to join the Real Food Day party on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. A fun and easy thing to do on social media is to post a photo of yourself either on your own or with friends holding a sign saying “I SUPPORT #REALFOODDAY” or “WE SUPPORT #REALFOODDAY”. Remember to get permission from everyone in the photo, and don’t forget to include the hashtag #RealFoodDay, along with the reason why you’re supporting Real Food Day.