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World Food Day today, free cooking demo with Hugh Acheson

courtesy ONE.org

courtesy ONE.org

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:

  • Stop by the Viking Cooking School today to catch a free demonstration and tasting with Hugh Acheson at 11 a.m.
  • Join a mass “Heat Tweet” today at noon. ONE is calling on the public to send a tweet to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, urging her to put global nutrition on the international agenda using the message: @StateDept #SecClinton Create a #recipe4change. Put global nutrition on the agenda. 25mm kids are counting on it.
  • Sign the Nutrition Petition asking world leaders to take concrete action on behalf of the world’s chronically malnourished children.
  • Submit favorite sweet potato recipes at ONE’s Recipe4Change Cookbook.
  • Watch the ONE YouTube Channel to see video demonstrations of sweet potato recipes.

–by Jenny Turknett, Food and More blog

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