World Food Day
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Why is World Food Day important
As countries deal with the widespread effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, World Food Day 2020 will highlight how food and agriculture are an essential part of the COVID-19 response. World Food Day 2020 will call for global cooperation and solidarity to help the most vulnerable recover from the crisis. It will call on countries to build back better by making food systems more resilient and robust so they can withstand increasing volatility and climate shocks, deliver healthy and sustainable diets for all, and decent livelihoods for food system workers.
How to observe World Food Day
We can also use World Food Day to raise awareness about healthy diets and what our bodies need. In recent times, education has grown about healthy diets and what foods are good and bad for our bodies, but we are not there yet! World Food Day gives us a great opportunity to further education and awareness in this area.
Plan a #WorldFoodDay Event
Plan a World Food Day event online or respecting physical distancing, to help spread the word. FAO provides a range of promotional materials in several languages – a poster, a brochure, an event banner, web or social media graphics, or an Activity book for kids. Once you’ve put together an event, add it to the inventory of events happening around the world here.
Join the #WorldFoodDay Conversation Online
You can join the #WorldFoodDay conversation on social media by sharing the FAO’s free material on digital channels and by posting actions online. This is also a time to express your appreciation to #FoodHeroes – those who, throughout the crisis, have made sure that food makes its way from the farm to your table.
- UN and other international NGO
- Non-Profits website for the observance