World celebrates Food day on 16th October with an aim to eradicate hunger and malnutrition from the earth. It’s an annual celebration in the remembrance of the founding date of the Food and Agriculture Organization launched by the United Nations in 1945.This time the theme of the day is “Our Actions Are Our Future. Healthy Diets for A #ZeroHunger World”. It focuses on tackling global hunger. The main objective is to pay attention to food security, hunger, unemployment and environmental degradation. Events are organized in over 100countries across the globe to generate awareness for those who suffer from hunger and to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all.It is essential to note that around 820 million people across the globe suffer from hunger.Our Life style and eating habits has changed due to globalisation, urbanisation and income growth. Instead of having plant based food we are moved to refined, starches, sugar, fats, salt, processed food, meat, etc.Do you know that an unhealthy diet is the main cause for several diseases such as diabetes and cancers? Nearly one on three people is affected by obesity and some other forms of malnutrition. No doubt, there are solutions to reduce all forms of malnutrition but global commitment and action is necessary to eradicate hunger and malnutrition from the world Shifting to a healthier diet with sufficient seasonal and fibre-rich dishes and reducing intake of excessive fast-food will help achieve zero-hunger target. Food security isn’t restricted only to quantity. It’s also about quality.
The combination of good nutrition and healthy weight reduces the risk of chronic diseases. If we eat healthy, nutrients will reach to our body and we will remain healthy and strong. Physical activity with Proper diet also plays an important role to stay healthy.