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Healthy People Depend on Healthy Food Systems

Malnutrition today comes in many different forms: globally, 842 million people go hungry every day, and one in four children under 5 are stunted and will never reach their full physical and cognitive potential. About 2 billion people lack vitamins and minerals essential for good health.  This year on World Food Day, FAO is promoting the food systems concept, and calling on everyone from consumers to policy makers to recognize where they can play a role in making those systems healthier – for people, and for the planet.

Photo credits

Photo credits

Slide 1 ©FAO/Eddie Gerald; Slide 2 ©FAO/Alessia Pierdomenico; Slide 3 ©FAO/Alessia Pierdomenico; Slide 4 ©FAO/Olivier Thuillier; Slide 5 ©FAO/Giulio Napolitano; Slide 6 WFD banner; Slide 7 ©FAO/Jeanette Van Acker; Slide 8 ©FAO/Y. Chiba; Slide 9 ©FAO/Franco Mattioli; Slide 10 ©FAO/James Hill; Slide 11 ©FAO/Hoang Dinh Nam; Slide 12 ©FAO/Hoang Dinh Nam; Slide 13 ©FAO/Alessia Pierdomenico; Slide 14 ©Geert van Kesteren/Magnum Photos for FAO.