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World Food Day

Healthy Diets for a #ZeroHunger World.

We’ve paired up with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN to highlight World Food Day. As overweight and obesity rates soar worldwide, this year’s World Food Day focuses on making healthy and sustainable diets available and affordable to everyone. At the same time, we are asking you to start thinking about what you eat. Countries, decision makers, private businesses, civil society — and YOU — can take action to achieve healthy diets and #ZeroHunger.

Slow Food knows that true change starts at home, and that’s why we reached out to our chapters and school garden leaders to tell us how they will localize World Food Day with an event or project that celebrates or otherwise highlights the central themes of World Food Day: zero hunger and access to healthy food for all. With support from FAO North America, we awarded 8 microgrants of $250 for proposed events and projects. Read all about them at the button below!

Yummy & Healthy Recipes for Kids!

We created a collection of Yummy & Healthy Recipes for Kids with support from FAO North America to commemorate World Food Day. You’ll find a dozen fun and simple plant-based recipes in the booklet, perfect for lunch at home or a cooking class at school! 

Ten Years of School Meals

by Lydia Carron, Slow Food USA Policy Intern Periodic federal legislation, the Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR), updates the nation’s laws providing for school meals, including the original National School Lunch Program (NSLP), begun in 1946, the School Breakfast...