October 16th 2013
Today celebrates the 32nd Annual World Food Day, this years focus is “Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition.” This means that to live in a world free of hunger, we must create food systems that ensure a plentiful supply of nutritious food with minimal impact on our environment. According to WorldfooddayUSA *868 million people in the world are hungry
*One out of every four children under the age of five is stunted.
*1.4 billion people are overweight. Of these, one‐third are obese.
*Malnutrition costs the global economy $3.5 trillion per year or $500 per person.
*40 percent of food is wasted in the United States. Consumers have the power to create a more sustainable food system by minimizing their food waste.
These numbers are shocking, but if we can all come together, we can strengthen national and international solidarity in the fight to end hunger, malnutrition and poverty. You can start by building awareness and spreading the word via social media.
This World Food Day use the hashtag #WFD2013 to promote the day and key messages about hunger, nutrition and sustainability. In addition, we hope that you will use the hashtag #hungerto to to share your passion for change with others. We hope that twitter will be lit up with these statements of deep desire and commitment to making a difference. They can be an inspiration to keep the momentum of engagement beyond World Food Day. Here are some examples of the wordplay that can be achieved with the #hungerto slogan:
#Hungerto learn more about nutrition?
We #hungerto create a more sustainable planet.
I #hungerto do more. I #hungerto be the change.
Be more aware of the products you buy and the amount of food that you waster. Together if we cut back just a little bit and support fair trade products we can help decrease hunger and poverty. Join the movement today!