World Food Day is celebrated every year across the world on 16th October. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) designated 16 October as World Food Day in 1979. and from that time till now, there is no looking back.
The Food and Agricultural Organisation states that in recent decades, many people have changed their eating habits and diets due to urbanization, globalization and the rise of disposable income.
These events promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all.
The focus of the day stresses the need to see food as a basic and fundamental human right that the world cannot neglect or sweep under the carpet.
Gourmet Guide234 Kitchen has however celebrated the annual World Food Day the Nigerian way for more than five years now, since the year 2013. In fact, this is the 7th year.
Get ready to be a part of this celebration come October 16, 2020.
However, some of the old pictures popped up in the food gallery and the unforgettable memories of the highlight of the events since 2013 suddenly flashed across my mind.
It is inspiring to note that all these happened consecutively for six years.
Get ready to be a part of this year’s celebration.
The theme for The World Food Day 2019 was ‘Zero Hunger‘, with the objective of actions to make sustainable and healthy diets affordable and available to all.
Like every year, the World Food Day will be celebrated on the 16th of October 2020, which falls on a Friday. The theme has not been revealed yet.
World Hunger Facts
- About 821 million people are chronically undernourished, more than 785 million recorded in 2015.
- Nearly 99 percent of undernourished people live in developing nations.
- About 60 percent of the hungry people in world are women.
- About one in five births happens without a skilled birth attendant.
- Nearly 20 million infants are born each year with low birth weight, of them, 96.5 percent are in developing countries.
- About 50 percent of all deaths in children are under 5 years due to under-nutrition.