Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

16 October 2022

World Food Day

Children's Activity Book

We are all connected! From our food to our cultures, environment and economies, we live in a globalized world. Climate change, conflict and inequality can often leave groups of people behind because of who they are or where they live. Building a better, more sustainable future for all means no one can be left behind.

Find out how you can take action and be part of the change with the World Food Day Activity Book.



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

Junior World Food Day

FAO headquarters, Friday, 14 October 2022


In 2021, the European Space Agency astronaut and FAO Goodwill Ambassador, Thomas Pesquet surprised us with a message from outer space for the first edition of Junior World Food Day. This year, he was back on Earth and participated in its second edition alongside other exciting guest speakers including Lebanese media professional and FAO Goodwill Ambassador Darine ElKhatib and Spanish chef and food hero Joan Roca to call on young people to take action. The event also featured messages from FAO teams working in countries around the world that are experiencing food crises.   


World Food Day Poster Contest

The Poster Contest calls on youth aged 5 to 19 to use their imagination and create a poster showing a world where no one is left behind, and everyone has access to healthy and affordable food. This year, your creativity was out in full force! Come and explore the winning posters. 

Learn more

School food chefs

School chefs from around the world participated in the World Food Day call for videos to share their school food experiences.

Watch the video!

Leave no one behind 

Students from Cuba, Egypt, Ireland, Italy and Rwanda were joined together to work on this creative project. Listen closely for actions YOU can take to help build a sustainable world with food for all people, leaving no one behind. 

Be sure to also watch the World Food Day 2021 #FoodHeroes music video to learn about actions you can take. Click here to watch the video.

Learn about FAO

Stay tuned for the launch of the Discover FAO web app for World Food Day! With this multilingual web app, you will be able to learn about the Organization, its mandate and history, as well as about the meeting rooms and artwork at FAO headquarters. There will even be an option to take a selfie using a virtual background of FAO headquarters!   

There’s more! Check out our Group Visits website to learn more about our group tours.