The World Food Day is October 16.

World Health Organisation (WHO), in its report to mark the day, says one out of four children globally do not get the nutrition they need to live healthy lives. “Even amidst plenty, 805 million people, one in nine worldwide, live with chronic hunger. 4 in 10 children in poor countries are malnourished and this is damaging their bodies and brains”, the report says.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon described hunger as a terrible injustice that is beyond lack for food.

“Teenage girls need 50 per cent more iron, than when they were younger, to cope with their body changes and during pregnancy, the amount of iron needed are tripled because the body needs extra iron for both mother and foetus. This increases the risk of becoming anaemic, with consequences such as low birth weight, premature birth, neonatal and maternal death”, Toyin Saraki, Well Being Foundation says. believes that Food is the most basic fundamental human right and must not be denied anybody. If not we risk the chances of a truly integrated community.


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