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World Food Day, 16 October 2016

Nutritional Food Fair in the frame of the WFD 2016

Peru - 15/10/2016

The Nutritional Food Fair in Lima focused on promoting a healthy, nutritious diet through the consumption of pulses, with the slogan “Let's eat pulses: nutritious and healthy food for a zero hunger generation!”. The event consisted of a series of activities: a 5-km race with adults, adolescents and children; a walk with the participating authorities and institutions; a ceremony with welcome messages; an awards presentation to winners of a WFD 2016 drawing contest; an act of commitments on the part of the municipality of Los Olivos; and visits to various stands. Several institutions promoted healthy products at the fair, mostly pulses, and raised awareness of the importance of sustainable food. Ludic activities on food, agriculture and climate change were organize din the FAO area. In order to raise awareness of the importance of pulses in the frame of the International Year of Pulses, a pulses workshop was organised for children with the participation of the Association Cultiva Lima.