World Food Day

| October 14, 2019

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Each year on Oct. 16, the United Nations celebrates World Food Day. The theme this year is “Healthy diets for a Zero Hunger world,” drawing the connection between nutrition and Sustainable Development Goal #2: zero hunger.

A healthy diet includes lots of vegetables, fruit, nuts, and whole grains, with less sugar, fats, salt, and refined starches. The World Health Organization has produced “5 keys to a healthy diet,” which includes the following guidelines:

  • Breastfeed babies and young children
  • Eat a variety of foods
  • Eat plenty of vegetables and fruit
  • Eat moderate amounts of fats and oils
  • Eat less salt and sugars

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Many countries have produced dietary guidelines. Find your country’s guidelines here:

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization has produced several tips for farmers and agribusinesses to help meet this international goal:

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