Celebrate World Food Day!!

Every year on October 16th millions of people all over the world stand up to fight and eradicate hunger. The world has enough resources to feed every hungry person out there. We all just have to do our part to contribute. There are many ways you can make a difference from food donations, hold a meal packing event or dinner, attend hunger walks, even start a food drive or grow your own food and donate to families or organizations that need your help, even if it’s only in your own community.

Did you know:

  1. “Almost 5 million children under the age of 5 die from malnutrition-related causes every year.”
  2. “4 in 10 children in poor countries are malnourished, damaging their brains and bodies.”
  3. “60% of the hungry in the world are women.”
  4. “If women farmers had the same access to resources as men, the number of hungry people in the world could be reduced by up to 150 million.”
  5. “1.3 Billion tons of food grown for human consumption is either lost or wasted each year.”

It’s sad to think that the US is one of the riches countries in the world and able to produce enough food to feed every American in this country but still 14.3% still go hungry. That’s 1 in 7 Americans!!! I hope some of these statistics inspire you to make a difference today and in the future. Together we can end hunger in our lifetime, we all just have to do our parts!

*** All quotes and stats were obtained from the World Food Day website and from “FAO” (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.) If you would like more information, to find events in your area, or even how you can help on personal or communal level please visit their site.**** www.worldfooddayusa.org.

 

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About Farm, Foodie and Fitness

Kelly Roberts is a Healthy Living Advocate. She is the owner and CEO of Beach Pilates and Wellness and Farm Foodie Fitness. She is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and received her training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Fueled by passion, she founded her holistic health practice, Farm Foodie Fitness. She educates and teaches her clients and the community the life changing benefits of nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. Her practice consists of corporate and private clients from all across the country. Kelly is also the owner of Pilates on the Beach in Ocean City, Maryland and Bethany Beach, Delaware. She offers classes out on the beach for locals and visitors from May to September. She is a Certified Pilates instructor by world renowned Body Arts and Science International. BASI Pilates ®. For the past ten years, she has specialized in Pre and Post-Natal, athletes, rehabilitation, and clients with chronic illness. Kelly also offers private one-on-one sessions, as well as semi-private sessions. Kelly first discovered Pilates twelve years ago after a serious car accident left her with debilitating back and neck pain. She incorporates the Pilates method into her teaching and daily practice to maintain movement, a healthy lifestyle, and to live pain free. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Salisbury University with a concentration in Mass Media. Her passion for nutrition and food lead her to Alissa Cohen, where she studied to become a Certified Raw Chef. She enjoys incorporating raw foods into her diet and sharing her knowledge with her clients, friends, and family. She offers private and group cooking classes, food demos, and has also been a private chef to a number of families. Also a Certified Master Gardener, she understands the importance of fresh, local foods, and knowing where your food comes from. Kelly offers gardening knowledge, advice, and hands on training through community gardens. She also teaches elementary children the benefits of nutrition and how growing your own food through edible school yards. Kelly is also a published author; her fiction novel, "The Road to Chianti" and her summer and winter cookbooks, "Farm Foodie Fitness Homegrown.” She has been featured in Mind Body Green, Charleston Home Magazine, and many other publications. Kelly recently released her first fitness DVD "Beach Pilates and Wellness, Pilates Mat Workout." She also has a successful health, nutrition, fitness, and organic gardening blog. Make sure to check it out! www.farmfoodieandfitness.com. When Kelly is not running businesses she's chasing her two little ones. Contact Kelly to book seminars, demonstrations, book signings, or speaking engagements.

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