What is World Food Day?

World Food Day is an internationally day celebrated to commemorate the date of the founding of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. Every year, World Food Day is held on October 16. The day brings attention to hunger and food security.

Be on the lookout for content and events throughout the month of October related to World Food Day.

What is this year’s theme?

This year’s theme for World Food Day is “Leave no one behind.” The last few years have brought unforeseen global challenges, including disruption in the normal food supply. Even in a normal year, millions of people around the world cannot afford a healthy diet. This puts them at risk for food insecurity and malnutrition. Enough food is produced today to feed everyone on the planet. There exists challenges with access and getting food to those in need. This year’s theme brings attention to helping those in need, leaving no one behind. Big challenges, like food security, require collaboration and global solutions.

What does UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County have going on?

World food day event flyer World Food Day: From Farm to Fork
Saturday, October 22, 2022, 9:00AM-2:00PM.
In honor of World Food Day, we are spending a Saturday in October diving further into learning about your food. The day will be filled with lots of learning, hands on activities, and fun! We will talk about food accessibility, local agriculture, growing food at home, cooking healthy meals, reducing food waste and more. Lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required.

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