Engage your local schools

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A great opportunity to use your imagination and artistic talent.  Enter this year's international World Food Day poster contest for young people. Last year's contest received over 2000 submissions!  This year's theme is “Family Farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth”.

Go to the website to see the rules, prizes and posters that have already been submitted! The deadline to submit is September 30, 2014.

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Revolution Hunger brings together young people united in their belief that there are enough resources in the world that no one, anywhere, at any time, should ever go hungry. Through the online initiative, teens can take a personality quiz and see how their unique personality traits can translate into action-oriented activities that address hunger in their communities and around the world. Teens engage in meaningful actions that will arm them with information, a voice and a platform to make a difference in the fight against hunger.  In addition, this initiative connects teens with current Hunger Fighters—people working in diverse fields who are making a difference in combating hunger and malnutrition.

Revolution Hunger asks teens to imagine a world without hunger and FACE IT. FIGHT IT.  LIVE IT.™

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Little actions add up is the message of the new Ending Hunger Challenge Badge.  Learn about the causes of hunger, the importance of the Right to Food,and steps that we can take to help end hunger.  Developed in collaboration with United Nations agencies, civil society and other organizations, the United Nations Challenge Badges are intended to raise awareness, educate and motivate young people to change their behavior and be active agents of change in their local communities.  The Challenge Badge Series can be used in scout troops, youth groups and even by teachers in classrooms.  Go to the Youth and United Nations Global Alliance and click on Themes to see available badges.  badge New badges are regularly released.

 

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Through 10 STEM-based activities students perform an authentic experiment, grow a crop of romaine lettuce, and learn about the importance of eating healthily and advancing global food security in the EarthBox for World Food Day Kit.  The kit makes it economical, easy and academically enriching for a classroom teacher to join the campaign and make the world a better place—one classroom at a time.

 

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Every year, the United Nations Environment Programme hosts the International Children’s Painting Competition on the Environment. It has been held since 1991 and has received more than 3 million entries from children in over 150 countries. The theme of the 2014 painting competition will be “Food Waste” and children will have until 15 March 2014 to submit their entries.

 

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Feeding Minds, Fighting Hunger is a global initiative for creating greater awareness and understanding of hunger, malnutrition and food security.   Find information, interactive activities, lesson modules and other resources on a variety of topics including hunger and food insecurity, the right to food, the wonders of the oceans, and nutrition and healthy diets.  

 

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Molly’s story is typical of the nearly 20 million children around the world who receive a meal from the World Food Programme at school every day. In 2012, WFP gave her a small video camera to film her life in the Mathare slum of Nairobi, Kenya, one of the poorest places in the world.

Join us this World Food Day by starting a vital conversation with your students about the power of school meals in transforming the lives of young people like Molly and helping us build a hunger-free world.

This teaching unit highlights some of the most powerful moments in the videos Molly shared to help spark a conversation on hunger in the classroom this World Food Day.  Students will learn the story of hunger and the power of school meals from Molly’s perspective. 

Molly's World YouTube http://www.youtube.com/mollykenya

MollyQuiz http://www.wfp.org/mollyquiz

 

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