COMING SOON

As overweight and obesity rates soar worldwide, this year, World Food Day will call for action to make healthy and sustainable diets affordable and accessible 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 by 2030.

Stand by for the launch of the new campaign!

Join Us!

Whether you’re a business, NGO, journalist, media agency, city, or a civil society organization, you can call for action to achieve better nutrition and  Zero Hunger! Plan a #WorldFoodDay event or spread the word, and let us know if you need our help.

We can provide you with a range of promotional materials in several languages – a poster, a brochure, event banner, web or social media graphics or our Activity book for kids.

Key Facts

Hunger and obesity

While over 800 million suffer from hunger, over 650 million adults and 120 million boys and girls (age 5-19) are obese.

Rising obesity

Over 650 million adults and 120 million boys and girls (age 5-19) are obese and over 40 million children are overweight.

Death by diet

Unhealthy diets, combined with sedentary lifestyles, have overtaken smoking as the world’s number 1 leading cause of death and disability.

The cost of obesity

An estimated 2 trillion dollars is spent each year to treat health problems caused by obesity.

Hidden hunger

Billions of people lack the essential vitamins and minerals their bodies need to lead an active and healthy life.

Unhealthy for the planet

Environmental damage caused by the food system could increase 50 - 90%, due to the increased consumption of processed foods, meat and other animal-source products in low- and middle-income countries.

A vicious cycle

Different forms of malnutrition can co-exist within the same household and even the same individual during their life and can be passed from one generation to the next.

Losing diversity

Of some 6,000 plant species cultivated for food throughout human history, today only 9 account for 66% of total crop production.

Climate threats

Climate change threatens to reduce not only the quantity of crops, lowering yields, but also the quality or nutritious value.

World Food Day around the word

Every year, a large number of events - from marathons and hunger marches, to exhibitions, cultural performances, contests and concerts – are organised in around 150 countries across the world to celebrate #WorldFoodDay .

GET CREATIVE!

Poster Contest

Stay tuned for news on this year’s poster contest, set to be launched at the end of May. In the meantime, get some inspiration from our 2018 winners.

poster contest