Food Revolution Day May 20, 2016
Good food education enables people everywhere to develop a better, more understanding and balanced relationship with food, in turn empowering them to make responsible, healthy, sustainable food choices, for life. With better food education, people can make better choices with what is available to them, wherever they are in the world.
Ensuring children have access to good, nutritious food is vital to helping them grow up to be healthy and happy. Without proper nutrition, children are at risk of becoming either overweight or obese, or suffering from undernutrition, which impacts their health, growth and development and puts them at increased risk of disease. Understanding food and nutrition and the dual role they play as part of a healthy lifestyle is essential.
Globally, we waste enough food to feed the world’s hungry four times over. Not only is food waste immoral, it’s unnecessary. Through better food education, teaching us to value our food and manage waste better, as well as the promotion of better production practices from farm to fork, we believe that food waste can largely be avoided.
Sustainability really matters. To sustain nutritious food for now and for the future, we need to care for the planet that produces it, linking up individuals, food and the environment to create a sustainable, healthy food system on both a commercial and a domestic level.