Global Team of 200 is a highly specialized group of members of Mom Bloggers for Social Good that concentrates on issues involving women and girls, children, world hunger and maternal health.
Our Motto: Individually we are all powerful. Together we can change the world. We believe in the power of collective action to help others and believe in ourselves to make this world a better place for our children and the world’s children.
Food is still an integral part of our daily lives whether we have first-world problems over food deserts, GMOs, and “modern and inventive cuisine” we have the luxury to criticize OR developing world issues over walking miles for access to clean water and finding enough nutrition to keep our children starving to death. Broad generalizations for both and still real all the same.
On World Food Day, I encourage you to take a look at Oxfam’s Grow: Food Justice Planet campaign. Take the time to learn more about our global food concerns—and teach yourself, your children and others about the value of the GROW initiative. GROW is not about only this one day—but about changing our food views and consumption today for the future.
I have not eaten meat for over 7 years and I am not adventurous enough to try insects, so I had to expand my geographical horizons and find an ethnic African - not necessarily Namibian - entrée. My mission ended in the heart of Windhoek - a capitol of Namibia - where a local, German-infused, restaurant serves a delicious Malawian dish called Masamba.
Okay, enough stalling. We made Sweet Potato Cauliflower Soup which I found on the OXFAM pinterest page, but the recipe itself originates from Manifest Vegan. Like my husband, don’t go running for the hills until you try this soup. Seriously, I think some vegan recipes have incredibly rich flavo
By explaining the Oxfam Grow program like this, I was able to teach my girls a valuable lesson that they will be able to use all their lives. It is important to teach your children how to deal with hunger and food issues while they are young so that it can become part of their lives, something that they will eventually teach their own children.
Oxfam is asking people to “make simple changes in the way we grow, cook, eat and store our food to be more sustainable.” I think this is a great idea! For example, my sons and I have been growing our own vegetables since this spring (easy to do when you live in southern Florida — and if you follow me on Instagram you’ve probably seen some garden pictures), and this fall we planted even more vegetables. We have also added three new fruit trees to our yard this year. I think teaching kids where food comes from and involving them in the process of growing, cooking and eating food gives them a basis for eating healthy and sustainably the rest of their lives.
is spreading the word about it GROW Method in order to build a better system. This system will sustainably feed a growing population and empower lower income people to earn a living, feed their families, and thrive in today’s world. There are 5 basic principles for feeding the planet.
My job dictates that most of my day is spent thinking about food. It’s not a bad gig really. I mean, if you have to focus on something, it might as well be the preparation of delicious, healthy meals.
The thing that often comes with this food focus, at least for me, is the nagging realization that most people in the world aren’t able to eat like myself or my clients. Many people around the world, and even right here in my backyard have difficulty feeding themselves and their families.