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Today was the annual “World Food Day” sponsored by the United Nations. This short list is a bit late, but the resources will be useful for any study of hunger issues and will be around for next year, too.

Here are my choices for The Best Sites To Learn About World Food Day:

ESL Holiday Lessons has a good series of activities about the day.

The UN has a number of other accessible graphics on hunger issues.

Global hunger worsening, warns UN is from the BBC and includes maps and graphics.

World Food Day: Addressing Hunger Around the Globe is from The New York Times Learning Network.

Global Hunger Index is an interactive map

In Pictures: World Food Day comes from Al Jazeera.

The World Food Programme has many resources.


Global Hunger Index

Picturing hunger in America is from the PBS News Hour.

What The World Eats
is a National Geographic interactive.

The PBS News Hour has collaborated with the U.N. World Food Programme to create some terrific resources for World Food Day on October 16th. I’m very impressed with what they come up with, including all their multimedia resources.


Food Insecurity: Climate Change interactive.

Food Insecurity in The United States interactive


World Food Day is a lesson plan for ELLs on…World Food Day.

Food Insecurity in The United States is an interactive.

2020 – Hunger Map is from The UN.

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