In our world of 7 billion, 1 billion suffer from hunger while another 1 billion suffer from obesity, diabetes and other health issues related to unhealthy eating
We need to right this global food imbalance by addressing these opposite issues
TABLE FOR TWO was started by and is an official affiliate of the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders Initiative. www.tablefor2.org
As a global non-profit organization, with roots in Japan, TABLE FOR TWO (TFT) has started two unique programs. Onigiri Action and Wa-Shokuiku-Learn, Cook, Eat Japanese! both programs feature Japanese food culture elements to tackle critical food related health issues.
Change the World with Onigiri www.onigiri-action.com
Wa-Shokuiku-Learn Cook, Eat Japanese!www.wa-shokuiku.org
TFT partners with corporations, schools, restaurants and consumer products companies, helping to create and designate a healthy, slightly lower calorie "TFT meal" The reduced calories are monetized and the equivalent of USD$0.25 is donated to provide one school meal in East Africa, Southeast Asia & other regions in need.
Providing healthier school lunches
In a country of plenty, Roughly 50 million Americans live in food insecure households, including 16.7 million children.
TFT USA launched a program to help bring healthy meals to underserved schools in the U.S.
Creating Change in Asia
TFT meals are now served at schools in Myanmar in the Philippines. In addition to meals, the program also includes and educational component through the support of school gardens.
TFT meals are also being served in rural China
Transforming Education & Community in Africa
TFT is working in 5 countries in East Africa, including: Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, and Tanzania. TFT is using donations to provide nutritionally balanced meals, with a staple starch, local vegetables and a source of protein. School meals transform education by keeping students in school, encouraging the community to prepare school lunches and stimulating the local economy through the purchase of local produce.
Look for times, dates, & locations near you. Come out and make your own Onigiri and be sure you use the #OnigiriAction and post your Onigiri creation pictures.
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