Did you know eliminating world hunger can be as easy as changing your own DIET?
With the global population expected to climb to 8.5 billion by 2030 and climate change predicted to ravage food yields in some nations, ending world hunger will require tough choices in the field and on the dinner table.
Sustainable and healthy diets will require a move towards a mostly plant-based diet!
- Global Food Security: By choosing to eat more grains, fruits and vegetables, the amount of the world’s agricultural land used for livestock farming could be converted to these which is far more efficient for feeding the world and better for the environment.
- Environmental Impact: Choosing diets that feature less red meat will promote better health for you and the environment because livestock farming consumes 11 times more water and results in five times more climate-warming emissions than chicken or pork ranching.
- Food Equity: Switching from eating meat four times a week to just once would reduce commodity prices making food cheaper for the urban poor so they can afford to feed their families nutritious foods more often.
In alignment with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal for Social Protection and Agriculture
OPUSD is supporting the
“Zero Hunger Challenge Initiative”
- Our goal is to raise awareness about how families can make different food choices to help solve world hunger and get healthier at the same time.
- Samples of sustainable and nutritious vegetarian options will be provided at all schools on World Food Day, Friday October 16th. At Oak Park High School and Medea Creek Middle School there will be Red Beans and Rice and Chana Masala. At our elementary schools we will be serving Black Bean and Corn Salsa, Boston Baked Beans, and corn chips. Click on the name to get recipe!