On International Dance Day (April 29), International Dance Council (CID) and World Food Program Create "Dance to Zero Hunger"
To Promote Healthy Eating Through Dance And Education
This year the International Dance Council (CID) joins forces with the World Food Program (WFP) to create Dance to Zero Hunger, a project promoting healthy eating through dance and education. WFP offers meals to 80 million people in 80 countries: wfp.org
Schools will create small dance programs for children to realize the importance of food security and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Young dancers will have the opportunity to follow training and be certified after completing 150 hours of dance classes.
Participating schools will create choreography focusing on the importance of food security and achieving zero hunger, that will be showcased in celebrations of International Dance Day (29 April) and World Food Day (16 October). WPF, CID and UNESCO will launch their partnership with a media campaign and an event in Paris.
The project will promote food security, educate children about the importance of healthy eating, provide vocational opportunities and advocate for achieving zero hunger, through dance.
International Dance Day, every year on 29 April, established in 1982 by CID, aims at attracting attention to the art of dance. It is celebrated by millions of dancers around the globe. On that day, dance companies, dance schools, organizations and individuals, professionals as well as amateurs, organize an activity addressing an audience different from their usual one.
Message from Alkis Raftis
President of the International Dance Council
CID, UNESCO, Paris