World Food Day Quotes

The theme for World Food Day 2022 is ‘Safer food, better health’. Here are the best world food day quotes that will motivate you to make a big difference.

World Food Day 2022 is celebrated annually on 16 October across the globe to honor the establishment of the Food and Agriculture Organisation(FAO). This year we are celebrating the 75th anniversary of World Food Day. The main focus of the day is to spread awareness about the zero hunger and nutritious diets for all.

The theme of World Food Day 2022 is “Safer Food Better Health.

Due to urbanization and digitalization, our eating habits have been changed. Instead of seasonal, locally grown food and plant-based food, we are shifting to refined and processed food which is easily available or can be ordered online with a few clicks.

Due to unhealthy diets and sedentary lifestyles, obesity is increasing. According to FAO, 670 million adults and 120 million girls and boys of the age group 5 to 18 years are obese and 40 million children under 5 are overweight. On the other hand, around 820 million people are suffering from hunger.

The 10 facts about food and nutrition across the world:

1. Approximately 1/3 rd of all food produced worldwide, about $ 1 trillion dollars around the world is wasted.

2. According to a joint report by the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Bank and the UNICEF the wasting prevalence in 2017 was estimated at almost 8 percent across the globe.

3. One in eight people in the world today are undernourished while 1.9 billion people in the world are overweight.

4. Though India is gifted with enough agricultural lands and resources and also produces enough food, yet the food does not reach so many hungry women and children in the rural villages and remote corners of India. India ranks 100th among 119 countries in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2017, and it has been consistently ranked very poorly.

5. As per United Nations 820 million people suffer from hunger and 155 million children are chronically malnourished.

6. In Asia around two-thirds of the people are hungry and two billion people from all parts of the world are suffering from malnutrition.

7. In every five seconds a child dies due to a hunger-related disease.

8. According to UNICEF approximately 3.1 million children die from undernutrition each year.

9. According to the Global Hunger Index (GHI), 52 countries are suffering from serious or alarming levels of hunger.

10. By 2050 the climate change and erratic weather patterns may push another 24 million into hunger since agriculture is directly related to climate change.

Reference: Education World

 

Food Quotes

A healthy or balanced diet meets the nutritional needs of a particular person which leads to a good life with less risk of diseases. So here I have collected some famous quotes by nutritionists which will motivate you to stick to healthy food habits:

 

1. “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.” – Adelle Davis

 

2. “Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments.” – Bethenny Frankel

 

3. “Food, to me, is always about cooking and eating with those you love and care for.” – David Chang

 

4. “When a man’s stomach is full it makes no difference whether he is rich or poor.” – Euripides

 

5. “Food is not just eating energy. It’s an experience.” – Guy Fieri

 

6. “Food is not rational. Food is culture, habit, craving, and identity.” – Jonathan Safran Foer

 

7. “One cannot think well, love well and sleep well if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf

 

8. “Food is an important part of a balanced diet.” – Fran Lebowitz

 

9. “Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.” – Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

 

10. “One should eat to live, not live to eat.” – Moliere

 

11. “Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul.” – Dorothy Day

 

12. “You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.” – Paul Prudhomme

 

13. “Everyone would be healthier if they didn’t eat junk food.” – Robert Atkins

 

14. “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates

 

15. “By eating many fruits and vegetables in place of fast food and junk food, people could avoid obesity.” – David H. Murdock

 

16. “Food is art and science. So, you take something out, you have to work with the recipe to make sure that you’re providing delicious food with cleaner labels.” – Denise Morrison

 

17. “If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him – the people who give you their food give you their heart.”Cesar Chav

 

18. “Food brings people together on many different levels. It’s the nourishment of the soul and body; it truly loves.” Giada De Laurentiis

 

19. “One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.” Luciano Pavarotti

 

20. “There is no sincere love than the love of food.” George Bernard Shaw

 

These quotes show the importance of food for us. The food is a fundamental right for everyone. On this food day, we should pledge not to waste food and share it with others.

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