Today and every October 16, the United Nations and other global organizations observe World Food Day for the purpose of “awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all.” The theme for 2019 is, “Our Actions are our Future. Healthy Diets for a #ZeroHunger World.”
According to the Food Aid Foundation, “Some 795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life. That’s about one in nine people on earth.” They also report that, “Poor nutrition causes nearly half (45%) of deaths in children under five- 3.1 million children each year.”
The United Nations insist that eating healthy is as important as eating enough and that eliminating food waste are two of the key factors in the battle against world hunger. One way to observe World Food Day is to become educated on proper nutrition and on how best to preserve food in our everyday lives. For nutritional counseling referrals and to schedule an appointment at any of our convenient Primary Medical Care Center community clinics, you may visit our website at www.primarymed.com, or call (305)751-1500 for our Miami-Dade clinic, or (954)289-0000 for our Broward clinic.