Today is World Food Day, an event to promote awareness about worldwide hunger and malnutrition and to inspire action around the globe.
ONE, an organization co-founded by Bono that is dedicated to fight poverty and preventable disease, will host a series of events as part of its campaign to encourage world leaders to take action to reduce chronic malnutrition in kids. According to a press release, it’s estimated that malnutrition is to blame for more than a third of all deaths in children under the age of five.
Chefs Mario Batali, José Andrés, Marcus Samuelsson, Spike Mendelsohn and Hugh Acheson join the campaign with food events around the country. These chefs will highlight the sweet potato as a source of nutrition.
Here’s how you can get involved:
–by Jenny Turknett, Food and More blog