World Food Day is a day of action dedicated to tackling global hunger. Held annually on 16th October, people from all over the world come together to declare their commitment to eradicate worldwide hunger.
For the year 2019, according to the latest Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report: 8 > 820 million people suffer from chronic malnutrition while at the same time > 670 million adults and 120 million children aged 5-19 years suffer from obesity.
Celebrating the creation of the, events are organized in over 150 countries across the world, making it one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar, according to FAO.
The focus of the day is that food is a basic and fundamental human right. These events promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all.
The good news is that affordable solutions are really exist in order to reduce all forms of malnutrition, but they require greater global commitment and action. Thus, we can all follow healthy diets for a zero-hunger world.
The following are only two simple solutions-tips to preserve biodiversity, protect the environment and achieve a healthier diet:
Choose foods such as fruits, vegetables and olive oil which are seasonal and from local producers to support biodiversity and store food at home properly to keep them fresh and safe and to reduce waste.
Zero hunger can help build a safer, more prosperous world for everyone!
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