Access to food is fundamental to human survival and on October 16th, 1945 the United Nations declared that food is a basic human right. To support people in need of food, the UN created the Food and Agriculture Organization on October 16th. In celebration of that day, kids around the world take strides toward solving Sustainable Development Goal #6: Zero Hunger.

Every year there is a theme to World Food Day to help rally participation and motivate people to do more to support this work.  Last year, on World Food Day 2018, the theme was “Our Actions Are Our Future, Ending World Hunger by 2030 is Possible”, and this year, the theme is “Our Actions Are Our Future Healthy Diets for A #ZeroHunger World.” This year’s theme shifts focus to nutrition, to raise awareness of the reality many people around the world don’t have access to the knowledge or the means to create healthy diets for themselves or their families.   

Food is especially important for young people, to help their bodies and minds grow. More than 63% of college students don’t have enough fruits and vegetables in their diet. Not enough food, or the wrong types of food can poorly affect  your memory, attention span, focus, energy, and learning skills for the worse. If kids eat healthier, we can save 3.1 million children every year.

Creating a better world for everyone would mean achieving Zero Hunger. 

Happy World Food Day!


Olivia Cohn is an eleven year old from Westport Connecticut. She is the 2018 winner of the National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Exposition, she also won the I SEE HER INVENT award from CA Technologies.

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