World Food Day
To live a full life, you have to fill your stomach first.
World Food Day was established in November 1979, suggested by former Hungarian Minister of Agriculture and Food Dr. Pal Romany. It is celebrated by more than 150 countries around the world.
This year's theme for celebrating WORLD FOOD DAY is "Our actions are our future - Better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life."
Food is eternal part of our life. It doesn't only provide us energy and nutrition but also gives joy. In addition to providing sustenance, food plays a part in celebrations, entertaining, mourning, and most, if not all, activities in which we gather with family and friends.
Food is seen more than just a means of survival. According to Barthes food is considered to be multidimensional, as something that shapes us, our identities, and our cultures and in the end, our society. Just as different clothes signify different things example the white coat a doctor, the uniform of a police officer or army personnel, food also transmits a meaning. But the meaning varies from culture to culture. Furthermore, food could not be viewed as a trope if it did not signify a meaning of something to begin with, for example: tomato, basil and mozzarella cheese on a pizza signify a taste of Italy.
To celebrate this food, Every year, we celebrate World Food Day to appreciate the amazing food we eat. This day is celebrated on October 16, which marks the creation of FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) in 1945.
At GISK the learners prepared miniature of food with the help of clay and innovatively presented their healthy food dish with other learners. This gave them insight of how one can maintain healthy food habits and keep themselves fit and fine.
In religion, food is one of the most important parts of religious ceremonies. The role of food in religious culture is an important part of showing respect among their communities and many of these religions obey the religious commandments, hence food using clay was prepared in different ways. The learners learnt that meaning of food is an exploration of culture through food.
What we eat decides our health, our actions regarding our food will be determining how we are going to live in future. That's why it's important that whatever we eat is produced in organic manner, is not processed and is healthy. Food is more than what we eat, it's lifestyle and it's our responsibility to maintain it in healthy way.
This WORLD FOOD DAY, Let's take an oath of eating healthy and feeding healthy.