World Food Day (WFD) is observed each year on 16 October to celebrate the founding of Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) in 1945. The aim of celebrating this day is to promote awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger worldwide and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all.
WFD is also an occasion to intensify efforts to achieve “Zero Hunger by 2030” a commitment to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 and to realize the progress already made towards reaching #ZeroHunger.
The theme for WFD 2019 is “HEALTHY DIETS FOR A #ZEROHUNGER WORLD”.
To achieve Zero Hunger, everyone needs to work together not only to feeding the hungry but also providing nutritious food for everyone everywhere. Food security isn’t only a matter of quantity, it’s also a question of quality. It’s nourishing people with healthy diets that include a sufficient variety of safe and nutritious foods, side by side also maintaining the health of the planet on which we all depend.
In recent decades we have grossly changed our diets and eating habits, moving away from seasonal, plant based and fibre- rich foods to diets that are high in refined carbohydrates, sugar, fats (saturated and trans fats), processed foods, meat and other animal sources foods
As consumers and members of households, we can make some changes in our diet to improve family nutrition, such as: