Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

16 October 2021

World Food Day

Activity book

Learn about the fascinating world behind food and agriculture in the World Food Day Activity Book. Follow the journey of food from the farm to your table and the great efforts food heroes make to get it there, no matter the circumstances. And find out how your choices and actions can make a difference. No matter your age, you can be a food hero!.

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FAO’s Activity Book Series offers children a chance to engage with global issues in a fun and educational way.

Your Guide to FAO

Your Guide to FAO 

Working for ZeroHunger

Working for ZeroHunger

Change the future of Migration

Change the Future of Migration

Climate is Changing

Climate is Changing

Healthy Plants, Healthy Planet

Healthy plants, healthy planet

Eating healthy matters

Eating healthy matters

Poster Contest

Join the Poster Contest

Calling all children and teens around the world! If you’re between the ages 5 to 19, we want you to use your imagination and create a poster showing a food journey! There are many different kinds of journeys that food can take, some that guarantee a healthier future for people and the planet. Choose your favourite and be creative!

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Be a food hero like Peter Rabbit!

Taking care of our planet is important to Peter Rabbit and his friends, and now, he’s supporting the United Nations and FAO by being a food hero. Find out about some actions you can take to become a food hero too, from eating more fruits and vegetables to reducing food waste, buying locally grown food or even growing your own at home. Our world needs more food heroes so act now!

Share these cards with your friends on social media to encourage people to take action and find more on our Trello Board.

Our actions are our future

The world is full of food heroes – from farmers to drivers, shop assistants, food bank or government representatives – who despite various challenges, work hard to make sure that food makes its way from farms to our table. Let’s celebrate their great efforts this World Food Day. And remember, you can become a food hero too!

YouTube playlist

Call for short school food videos 

Share your school food experience and record a 30 to 90-second video showing or describing your school food environment. Tells us about it! What you enjoy, what you eat, or what can be improved.  

 Submit your video by 22 September 2021.

For more information, read the brief.

 

Join us for stories, music, dance and a conversation during at the Junior World Food Day event at 14.00 CEST on5 October, part of the World Food Forum powered by youth that will take place from 1-5 October 2021. Young people around the world will be invited to have a conversation with food heroes – from influencers to farmers, chefs and innovators – and to hear about why they choose to work with food. We will also hear from young people who are helping to make agri-food systems more sustainable. 

Join us for stories, music, dance and a conversation during at the Junior World Food Day event at 14.00 CEST on5 October, part of the World Food Forum powered by youth that will take place from 1-5 October 2021. Young people around the world will be invited to have a conversation with food heroes – from influencers to farmers, chefs and innovators – and to hear about why they choose to work with food. We will also hear from young people who are helping to make agri-food systems more sustainable. 

Join us for stories, music, dance and a conversation during at the Junior World Food Day event at 14.00 CEST on5 October, part of the World Food Forum powered by youth that will take place from 1-5 October 2021. Young people around the world will be invited to have a conversation with food heroes – from influencers to farmers, chefs and innovators – and to hear about why they choose to work with food. We will also hear from young people who are helping to make agri-food systems more sustainable.