23 Lives Saved on World Food Day
As a day to promote healthy eating and tackle world hunger, World Food Day was created by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in 1979. Around the world, almost 200 million children under 5 years old are malnourished, and those from low-income families are hit the hardest.
In partnership with Kahoot!, classrooms in every state played this kahoot a total of more than 35,000 times! Every 10 plays unlocked a Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) packet. UNICEF uses RUTF packets to treat children who are suffering from severe malnutrition.
This means that students helped save the lives of 23 children — just by completing a short online quiz where they learned about malnutrition, healthy eating, and how they can make a difference in the world!
Nutrition has long been at the core of UNICEF’s work. In 2018, UNICEF helped provide lifesaving therapeutic treatment for over 4 million children suffering from severe acute malnutrition.
Students can be part of UNICEF Kid Power and help provide lifesaving therapeutic food packets to severely malnourished children.