Ironically, while we try to end world hunger, we are also fighting the twin wars of rising obesity and anorexia. The Centers of Disease Control says 35% of US adults are obese and 69% of US adults are overweight (including obese). A Brown University study says 0.5% to 3.7% of females will suffer from anorexia in their lifetimes. About 5-15% of total anorexics will be men. Anorexia is significant weight loss due to an intentional starvation for “beauty”.
Pursue Natural has a suggestion on how to solve obesity and anorexia while helping stop world hunger: Encourage such individuals to actively participate in ending world hunger activities by actually interacting with starving people around the world. The interaction between these groups will leave a lasting impression. On one hand, hunger when there is no other option other than to starve versus intentional hunger to become thin (Anorexia) and on the other hand, an obese individual whose calorie needs are not sustainable by his/her genes (obesity and genes). Our select collection of photos here emphasize these three groups.
Photos on nutrition
Hunger exists in parts of the world where generosity and kindness is lacking among leaders and influential people. You can do something about it.
Be a part of the solution and learn, get inspired and take action
We can end hunger. The body needs a certain amount of energy or calories from food to keep up basic life functions. Obesity rates have more than doubled in adults and children since the 1970s and continues to be a leading public health problem in the US (Food Research and Action Center).
Join the global movement to end hunger
The World Food Day theme for 2013 is “Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition”. A noteworthy discussion is posted by Worldlife Conservation Society, “World Food Day: A Time to Embrace the farming We Want”, where they stress the crucial challenge in conserving biodiversity.
World Food Day is celebrated every year on October 16 to honor the date of the founding of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations on 1945. Every year a different theme is adopted and most center around agriculture.
End malnutrition and hunger through education
Prevent intergenerational malnutrition and hunger by promoting education of women and girls. Read this 40 page 2013 article on Right to Food- Global Strategic Framework – women/gender.