june 08th, 2023
World Food Day, celebrated on the 16th of October, commemorates the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in 1945. The day aims to eradicate hunger on a global level.
World Food Day 2022 focuses on an overlooked aspect, food systems. Despite the availability of sufficient food throughout the world, many issues such as hunger, obesity, environmental deterioration, and climate change are among the many challenges that countries face.
According to a joint report by the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Bank, and UNICEF, the global wasting prevalence in 2017 was estimated to be nearly 8%.
Millions of people are suffering from malnutrition, which affects and damages their brains. This is a fatal health crisis caused due to the lack of nutritious food and needs urgent attention.
Food is a source of pleasure, and we tend to eat more than is necessary. We order three to four dishes, and one of them ends up wasted. World food day is like a reminder to eat mindfully and consider that millions of people are unable to fix one meal for themselves.
COVID-19 stormed into our lives like an unwanted guest and created chaos. Everyone was instructed to stay indoors, and stepping out to buy food was a huge task. Though some managed to overcome this situation, many were on the verge of starvation due to the non-availability of food.
1 - People must be able to purchase food.
2 - Food supply chains must be dependable.
3 - There must be sufficient food reserves or supply chains for a variety of food products to ensure that food access is not disrupted.
Organic food is not only healthier for your kids, but it also teaches them where their food comes from and how it’s grown. Take them to a local farmers market or sign them up for a CSA (community-supported agriculture).
A time to reflect on the importance of food safety and how we can work together to keep our families safe from foodborne illness. It’s also an important day to remember parents’ vital role in ensuring their children are eating safely.