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A healthy perspective – World Food Day

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Every year the 16th of October is celebrated by millions all over the world. First established in 1979, World Food Day celebrates World Food Day exults the creation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on October 16, 1945. The right to food is a basic human right. As a result World Food Day is a day of action against hunger.

However it is important to note that food is a rarity to 805 million people in the world. Thus to those who have access to food should treat it with care and respect with consideration to their own body. Depriving yourself of food for the sake of achieving a model like thin body is contrary to the principles of world food day. Ironically in an interview in May, the internationally renowned model Cara Delevingne confessed that the modelling industry is ‘horrible’ and she was left ‘angry’ when she received calls telling her she needed to lose weight.

In the same tone, it must be conveyed that excess consumption of food is unhealthy and can lead to life threatening diseases. Eating right and providing your body with the necessary nutrients is the way to honour World Food Day.

These are a few points to keep in mind:

• Do not waste food – serve yourself the amount you will consume
• Include a lot of fruit and veggies in your diet
• Reduce your sugar intake
• Drink a lot of water
• Love your food