Could there be anything better than a day set aside globally to celebrate food?
Especially for every individual, the World Food Day is a day to appreciate the gift of food and in doing so, work towards eradication hunger globally as the second of the Sustainable Development Day.
The theme for this year’s World Food Day focuses on Zero Hunger. This means that globally, individuals are working towards ensuring that everyone everywhere has access to safe,healthy and nutritious food needed.
According to stats on World Food Day’s publication, as much as 820 million individuals worldwide suffer from chronic undernourishment.
On the other hand, 672 million people suffering from obesity, while 1.3 billion persons are overweight.
The need for balance in food and eating is therefore needed. As encouraged by the WFD, it is important for individuals to work towards respecting food culture and providing food for those without access. By avoiding the waste of food, adopting healthier choices and lifestyle, the WFD hopes to eradicate World Food problems.
Statistics given by @Reactions under the Twitter thread #WFD2018 revealed that as much as 40 per cent of food in America gets sent to landfill. A result of a tragic food culture common in various parts of the world.
Correct diet including vegetables, fruits, seafood etc. are important components for healthy eating. Essential components in these food types help combat increasing modern diseases.
Besides conscious eating habits, we should consciously contribute in reducing undernourishment in Nigeria. Joining the Nigerian WFD culture of connecting agro-allied industries to address the food crisis is a step. This step can also be expansive by providing food supplies and donating to persons lacking basic food.
And while involving in actively eradicating hunger, might we also avoid wasting food and overeating.
At the end of the day for Nigerians, food forms an important part of the nation’s culture. Food is life as culture implies.
Image Credits: World Food Day, Facebook