8 October 2019

UNAI Quiz: World Food Day

World Food Day is celebrated every year on 16 October, promoting worldwide action to promote food security and nutritious diets for all.

Over 820 million people in the world suffer chronic undernourishment, 60 per cent of them women, and each day 16,000 children die from hunger-related causes, a child every second. But amidst this hunger, there is also an epidemic of obesity due to a lack of access to nutritious, healthy food. In recent decades, we have dramatically changed our diets and eating habits as a result of globalization, urbanization and income growth. A combination of unhealthy diets and sedentary lifestyles have sent obesity rates soaring, not only in developed countries, but also low-income countries. While millions around the world go hungry, 672 million are obese and 1.3 billion are overweight, and an unhealthy diet is the leading risk factor for deaths from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart disease, diabetes and some cancers.

A healthy diet is one that meets the nutritional needs of individuals by providing sufficient, safe, nutritious and diverse foods to lead an active life and reduce the risk of disease. Nutritious foods that constitute a healthy diet are not available or affordable for many people.

This year, World Food Day calls for action across sectors to make healthy and sustainable diets affordable and accessible to everyone. At the same time, it calls on everyone to start thinking about what we eat.

 

Test your knowledge of the World Food Day!

Correct! World Food Day is an important opportunity to send a strong message to the public: We can end hunger and all forms of malnutrition in this lifetime and become the Zero Hunger Generation, but everyone needs to work together to achieve this goal. Achieving Zero Hunger is not only about feeding the hungry. It’s also about nourishing people with healthy diets that include a sufficient variety of safe and nutritious foods while maintaining the health of the planet on which we all depend. Every year, World Food Day calls on us all to take action across all sectors to achieve Zero Hunger.

Incorrect. The correct answer is A. World Food Day is an important opportunity to send a strong message to the public: We can end hunger and all forms of malnutrition in this lifetime and become the Zero Hunger Generation, but everyone needs to work together to achieve this goal. Achieving Zero Hunger is not only about feeding the hungry. It’s also about nourishing people with healthy diets that include a sufficient variety of safe and nutritious foods while maintaining the health of the planet on which we all depend. Every year, World Food Day calls on us all to take action across all sectors to achieve Zero Hunger.

Incorrect. The correct answer is A. World Food Day is an important opportunity to send a strong message to the public: We can end hunger and all forms of malnutrition in this lifetime and become the Zero Hunger Generation, but everyone needs to work together to achieve this goal. Achieving Zero Hunger is not only about feeding the hungry. It’s also about nourishing people with healthy diets that include a sufficient variety of safe and nutritious foods while maintaining the health of the planet on which we all depend. Every year, World Food Day calls on us all to take action across all sectors to achieve Zero Hunger.

Correct! The way our food systems currently work, from agricultural production to processing and retailing, there is little space for fresh, locally produced foods as staple crops such as cereals take priority.

Intensified food production, combined with climate change, is causing a rapid loss of biodiversity. Of some 6,000 plant species that have been cultivated for food throughout human history, today only 8 of them supply more than 50% of our daily calories. A diverse variety of crops is crucial for providing healthy diets and safeguarding the environment.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C. The way our food systems currently work, from agricultural production to processing and retailing, there is little space for fresh, locally produced foods as staple crops such as cereals take priority. Intensified food production, combined with climate change, is causing a rapid loss of biodiversity. Of some 6,000 plant species that have been cultivated for food throughout human history, today only 8 of them supply more than 50% of our daily calories. A diverse variety of crops is crucial for providing healthy diets and safeguarding the environment.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C. The way our food systems currently work, from agricultural production to processing and retailing, there is little space for fresh, locally produced foods as staple crops such as cereals take priority. Intensified food production, combined with climate change, is causing a rapid loss of biodiversity. Of some 6,000 plant species that have been cultivated for food throughout human history, today only 8 of them supply more than 50% of our daily calories. A diverse variety of crops is crucial for providing healthy diets and safeguarding the environment.

Correct! An estimated $2 trillion dollars are spent each year to treat health problems caused by obesity. These illnesses include heart disease and stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, gallbladder disease and gallstones, osteoarthritis, gout, and breathing problems such as sleep apnea and asthma, and a healthy diet is an important measure to prevent these diseases.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C. An estimated $2 trillion dollars are spent each year to treat health problems caused by obesity. These illnesses include heart disease and stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, gallbladder disease and gallstones, osteoarthritis, gout, and breathing problems such as sleep apnea and asthma, and a healthy diet is an important measure to prevent these diseases.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C. An estimated $2 trillion dollars are spent each year to treat health problems caused by obesity. These illnesses include heart disease and stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, gallbladder disease and gallstones, osteoarthritis, gout, and breathing problems such as sleep apnea and asthma, and a healthy diet is an important measure to prevent these diseases.

Correct! A series of FAO Activity Books has been developed as an educational tool for youth, educators, parents and anyone who wishes to learn more about important global issues that have an impact on our future and that of our planet. They are a way to learn more about FAO’s work and important topics such as nutrition, climate change, food waste, migration, rural development, food security and the global goal to achieve Zero Hunger. These books offer young people the chance to engage with a wide variety of topics and learn about how they can take action and become part of the Zero Hunger Generation.

Incorrect. The correct answer is A. A series of FAO Activity Books has been developed as an educational tool for youth, educators, parents and anyone who wishes to learn more about important global issues that have an impact on our future and that of our planet. They are a way to learn more about FAO’s work and important topics such as nutrition, climate change, food waste, migration, rural development, food security and the global goal to achieve Zero Hunger. These books offer young people the chance to engage with a wide variety of topics and learn about how they can take action and become part of the Zero Hunger Generation.

Incorrect. The correct answer is A. A series of FAO Activity Books has been developed as an educational tool for youth, educators, parents and anyone who wishes to learn more about important global issues that have an impact on our future and that of our planet. They are a way to learn more about FAO’s work and important topics such as nutrition, climate change, food waste, migration, rural development, food security and the global goal to achieve Zero Hunger. These books offer young people the chance to engage with a wide variety of topics and learn about how they can take action and become part of the Zero Hunger Generation.

Correct! Salt is the primary source of sodium and increased consumption of sodium is associated with hypertension and increased risk of heart disease and stroke. Keeping salt intake to less than 5 g per day (equivalent to sodium intake of less than 2 g per day) helps to prevent hypertension, and reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke in the adult population.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C. Salt is the primary source of sodium and increased consumption of sodium is associated with hypertension and increased risk of heart disease and stroke. Keeping salt intake to less than 5 g per day (equivalent to sodium intake of less than 2 g per day) helps to prevent hypertension, and reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke in the adult population.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C. Salt is the primary source of sodium and increased consumption of sodium is associated with hypertension and increased risk of heart disease and stroke. Keeping salt intake to less than 5 g per day (equivalent to sodium intake of less than 2 g per day) helps to prevent hypertension, and reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke in the adult population.

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