July 21, 2020 – National Be Someone Day | National Junk Food Day
Transcript for July 21st
Welcome to July 21st, 2020 on the National Day Calendar. I’m John McClain sitting in for Marlo Anderson. Today we honor making a difference and celebrate our favorite food on the go. More after the break from Anna Devere.
Project Harmony founded National Be Someone Day to help end child abuse and bring communities together through education and awareness.
They remind us that it only takes a few seconds to make a difference in a child’s life and by taking the pledge to report what we see, the results can last a lifetime. Visit projectharmony.com to learn more about how you can “be someone” for a child in need.
While the name “junk food” was coined in the 1970’s it may surprise you to learn that convenient, packaged foods first took off in the 1800’s. That’s when the process of canning food became popular and the steady stream of packaging improvements rolled out ever since. This helped to both preserve and brand our favorite foods: think cola bottles and cellophane bags of chips. In the 1950s people traveled and ate out more than ever and the drive thru variety of fast foods took hold of our hungry appetites. And while this fast growing menu was dubbed “junk food” by microbiologist Michael Jacobson in the 1970s most people agree that it’s okay to enjoy in moderation. On National Junk Food Day, celebrate all the burgers and fries, pizza and bagels you love to consume on the go.
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