Griffin Hospital employees, volunteers and visitors marked Food Day on Oct. 24 by taking a bite out of an apple at noon.

The “Apple Crunch” was timed with similar events across the state as the Connecticut Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encouraged all its members, partner health organizations, agencies and schools to simultaneously crunch into an apple. Griffin Hospital also held a farmer’s market in its dining room along with a table staffed by dietitians to provide information about healthy eating.

Food Day is a nationwide celebration and movement to promote healthy, affordable, and sustainable food and to inspire Americans to change their diets. Every Oct. 24, thousands of events around the country bring Americans together to celebrate and enjoy real food and to push for improved food policies.