PHOENIX - For some it's just a chance to get some free food samples. But for Gail LaTure Food Day is a chance to pass on the lessons she's learned.
"I once weighed over 330 pounds, so I'm working my way down to learn that I need to eat healthy to have a good life," said Latour.
Eating healthy is what Food Day is all about. Healthy eating celebrations are being held at events all over the nation including in Phoenix.
LaTour helped organize the Phoenix event because she says believes in the old cliché "you are what you eat."
"There's sugar diabetes, there's heart problems, there's all kinds of problems going on and mainly it boils down to what we are putting in our mouths," said LaTour.
More than 75 vendors are expected to be at this year's Food Day event in downtown Phoenix.
Vendors will be handing out free samples along with some tips on the latest healthy eating trends.
An avid gardener, LaTour says she will also be teaching people how to grow their own food.
"All that processed food is just wreaking havoc on people and we need to eat real," said LaTour.
The event is taking place Thursday at Cesar Chavez Plaza in downtown Phoenix from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.