One thing that always seems to come up in discussions on healthy eating is its high cost. We make jokes about Whole Foods being “Whole Paycheck” and find ways to cut back on other expenses so we can buy pastured meats.
We don’t often stop to consider that for millions, healthy options are not available. For millions, basic daily nutritional needs are not being met because of a broken food system.
- Our planet produces enough food for everyone, yet nearly one billion of us (1 in every 7 people) still go to bed hungry.
- About a third of the food produced for our plates ends up lost or wasted between farm and fork.
Oxfam is celebrating World Food Day on October 16th, teaming up with allies around the world to cultivate conversations about where our food comes from and how each of us can make a difference in ending world hunger.
Using the GROW Method, Oxfam hopes to create a new way of thinking about food.
The GROW Method will challenge us to think about the way we buy, prepare, and eat our food with 5 principles for feeding the planet.
These simple choices can help people around the world who struggle to grow food because of the demand for water, land, and other resources.
How can you celebrate World Food Day?
Need ideas for what to cook? Check out the GROW Method Pinterest Cookbook.
I wrote this post as part of The Global Team of 200, a highly specialized group of members of Mom Bloggers for Social Good that concentrates on issues involving women and girls, children, world hunger and maternal health.
Our Motto: Individually we are all powerful. Together we can change the world. We believe in the power of collective action to help others and believe in ourselves to make this world a better place for our children and the world’s children.