World Food Day was created by the United Nations to create awareness of global hunger and create a year-round dialogue about hunger and nutrition. The following resources may be helpful for parents and educators in engaging their students in the dialogue of world hunger, and nutrition. Within these links, there are numerous tools, activities and exercises for potential inclusion in curriculum for a variety of ages.
www.feedingminds.org Features three sequential lessons at all levels—for primary, middle and high school classrooms—with objectives and pertinent information provided to enable students to draw conclusions and construct solutions to end world hunger. There are PDF downloads provided, as well as an interactive forum.
www.worldfoodprize.org The World Food Prize is a project founded by the Nobel Prize winner Dr. Norman Borlaug. This website opens a door for young people to have the opportunity for first-hand experience being a part of the solution to the issue of world hunger.
http://whyhunger.org Provides teachers and students with a look at the current global issues. It includes videos and comprehensive information covering a vast array of food and hunger related topics.
www.freedomfromhunger.org Engaging information presented in a brief format includes multimedia presentations and virtual tours.
www.kidscanmakeadifference.org Students can take advantage of a hunger quiz and find facts about world hunger. This website provides other teachers’ initiatives and shares a list of ideas to help young people take action.
www.wfp.org For 50 years, the World Food Programme has been fighting global hunger. As part of the United Nations it is voluntarily funded and impacts the hungry in over 70 countries. Find videos, a realtime counter with staggering numbers, and designated teachers and students sections, including classroom activities developed by educators, spanning elementary through high school years.