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The Indian Public School – Erode.
October 16, 2021 | In Blog
KNOW YOUR FOOD BETTER
Know your food better, because you are what you eat! Food is the basic need for every human being to survive. A balanced and nutritious diet is the most essential factor for ensuring good health. Gone are the days were fiber-riched, seasonal and plant-based food was relished daily. But in today’s world, people have become so busy and the time spent in preparing food has become relatively less, especially in urban areas. They tend to rely on fast food, readymade food, and processed food. It’s high time we realized that healthy food habits along with the right education can lead to the holistic development of an individual for a sustainable lifestyle.
FOOD IS OUR COMMON GROUND
No matter our home, country, or culture, food is a common ground that brings people together. The ones who produce, plant, harvest, transport, and even the ones who prepare it according to our delicacies are all part of the process to put food on the table. But we live in a world whereby a large portion of the population can indulge in any sort of food they wish to have, while others struggle to make ends meet. Food is a fundamental right for overall health and mental well-being. It is also important to know your food better – because good food choices are great investments to stay fit and healthy. However, starvation has been a massive problem in several countries and it continues to be so. Kenya is a prime example, where a large number of children suffer from food insecurity and malnutrition which can lead to serious health issues.
Almost 40% of the world’s population cannot afford healthy food even for a single meal. Right from a child, every individual should be taught and made to realize the importance of not only consuming healthy food but also avoiding food wastage. Because food wastage has become a habit for many people in the world. It is not only necessary to know your food better, but it is important to respect the food we eat. Reducing food waste is essential in a world where millions of people are battling hunger every day. World Food Day is celebrated across the globe on October 16 every year to mark the anniversary of the founding of FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) of the United Nations in 1945. Global hunger and food security all over the world are what the organization aims at.
START WHERE YOU ARE
The aim behind this day is not to just appreciate the amazing food we eat, but it is about raising awareness for people who do not have such privilege. It’s the responsibility of every individual to be a part of this event in promoting global awareness. There is a need for sacrifice and cooperation to address this issue. In addition to this, start where you are with family and friends. Know your food better and also be mindful about incorporating small changes in your daily life to reduce food wastage. Donate food that would otherwise be wasted. It’s a great way to foster unity.
LET’S STAND TOGETHER
The combination of good nutrition and physical activity is the essence to stay healthy. Know your food better – similarly, respect the fact that it is a fundamental right for every human being to eat healthily. It only takes discipline and knowledge to solve this issue. With hunger being one of the worst problems faced by billions of people across the globe, World Food Day provides an opportunity for us to stand united. It is a cause for concern, and we should be ready to let go of our carelessness. Indeed, making the world a better place for you and me, and the entire human race.