World Food Day

Posted on October 16, 2019

By: Lisa Perry, RDN, Lisa Perry Nutrition,

October 16, 2019, is World Food Day. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations started World Food Day to achieve zero hunger worldwide, through healthy lifestyle choices. The FAO has created a Recipe for a Healthy Life. This “recipe” includes diet choices, life choices, and planet choices, which will lead to healthier communities. Here are a few examples:

Diet choices:

  • Add fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
  • Limit highly processed foods.

Life Choices:

  • Eat more meals at home, along with family and friends.
  • Exercise more often.
  • Learn to read labels.

Planet choices:

  • Eat more local and sustainable foods.
  • Eat sustainably sourced fish.
  • Store food properly, to keep it safe and waste less.