Oxfam America is celebrating World Food Day on October 16th and I decided to join in the celebration! Oxfam America is dedicated to ending poverty and hunger, and their World Food Day focus is on promoting a new set of principles to what and how we eat. The goal is to clean up our global food system and better improve world hunger and environmental concerns. My family celebrated World Food Day with a delicious dinner of Stuffed Acorn Squash!
Oxfam American has so many amazing resources available on their site to help ordinary people like us better understand how the foods we eat impact our society and world. In implementing the GROW method, Oxfam is challenging us to think about our food more critically. Check out the 5 Principles of the GROW Method in the graph below – great, simple advice to improve the health of our bodies, world hunger AND the earth!
Alina and I had fun shopping for our Oxfam celebratory dinner. We talked about how some foods grow in the earth, some on trees, others on vines. We talked about seasons and how weather impacts the food we eat. She is only two, so the concepts were loose, but she was so intrigued nonetheless! Once at home, Alina helped me stuff the acorn squashes. I am learning that, even at this young age, cooking with your child really does help in getting them to eat healthier. She ate every last morsel of the rice and veggie mixture, packed with Turmeric and other spices. The squash took some convincing, but at least she gave it a chance. Oxfam’s GROW method principles really helped me create a healthy meal for my family, and I will remain mindful of them when cooking with Alina in the future.
So my friends, I’ve got to ask you…. How can your dinner fight world hunger?
To find some Earth Friendly recipes, visit Oxfam GROW Method’s Pinterest board. Everything looks soo yummy! Snap photos of your World Food Day meal on Instagram and tag them with #WFD2012, then check out our site (www.oxfamamerica.org/worldfoodday) to see photos from all over the world. You will find a picture of my yummy acorn squash on there!
World Food Day is October 16th. Let me know if you celebrate with a yummy, healthy meal of your own!
*This is not a sponsored post. Instead, I am proud to disclose that I am member of Global Team of 200, an initiative propelled by Mom Bloggers For Social Good.