World Food Day 2020 Theme
As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has hit countries around the world, #WorldFoodDay calls for global solidarity to help the most vulnerable people recover and make food systems more sustainable to them.
World Food Day History
The member countries of the Food and Agriculture Organisation established World Food Day in November 1979 at the organisations 20th General Conference and called for the observance of World Food Day on 16 October 1981. This decision was ratified by the UN General Assembly on 5 December 1980 and urged governments and international, national and local organisations to contribute to celebrating World Food Day. Since 1981, World Food Day has been held every year.
Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)
It is a specialised agency of the United Nations that works towards defeating hunger via international efforts. FAO aims to achieve food security for all and to make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active healthy lives. It has 194 member states and it works in over 130 countries in the whole world.
What is a healthy diet?
A healthy diet meets the nutritional needs of people by providing sufficient, safe, nutritious and diverse foods to lead a good life and reduce the risk of disease. If you eat healthy, nutrients will reach your body and you will remain healthy, active and strong. Physical activity with a healthy diet also plays an important role.