Sweet potatoes on menu for World Food Day

October 16 is World Food Day

October 16 is World Food Day which was created to raise awareness of hunger, malnutrition and poverty.


The ONE organization founded by U2 musician Bono is hosting events to focus on the nutritional value of the sweet potato.

More than one in three African children is deficient in Vitamin A., according to a One policy brief.

In Uganda and Mozambique, more than 24,000 households began growing orange sweet potatoes. Vitamin A intake by women and children as much as doubled, according to the policy brief.

ONE is also coordinating a nationwide mass tweet to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at 10 a.m. MDT asking for her help in reducing chronic malnutrition.

The Anschutz Health and Wellness Center in Aurora is one of six locations in the country hosting an event to focus on world hunger on Oct. 16.

Space is limited for the event so participants are asked to register at act.one.org.

For those who can't attend, ONE encourages everyone to send a tweet to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: @StateDept #SecClinton Create a #recipe4change. Put global nutrition on the agenda. 25mm kids are counting on it: http://bit.ly/QC9zBs
For more information about Bistro Elaia, the event, and participating in the mass tweet, visit  www.anschutzwellness.com

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