Public Health Nutritionist, Dr Rosemary Stanton OAM, says there should be enough food for everyone on World Food Day. Yet hunger is a real problem throughout many parts of the world, with over 820 million people going hungry every day, impairing the growth and development of millions of children. We need to pause and consider how we use the earth's finite resources to produce food for all.
Dr Stanton also states there is an urgent need to cut waste.
But for our own health and that of the planet, we also need to make some dietary changes, switching from a high intake of red meat and junk foods to embrace more healthy plant-based foods such as vegetables, fruit, legumes, nuts and wholegrains.
Dr Rosemary Stanton OAM, is a Public Health Nutritionist
Visiting Fellow, School of Medical Sciences, UNSW. She is also a member of DEA's Scientific Advisory Committee.
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