Hugh Acheson leads World Food Day discussion in Atlanta

ONE Regional Field Director Abby Sasser provides a recap of ONE’s World Food Day event in Atlanta.

ONE Supporter, Top Chef Master and Judge Hugh Acheson whipped up a delicious sweet potato soup for a packed room at The Viking Cooking School in Atlanta last Tuesday on World Food Day. During the cooking demonstration he spoke to the audience about the importance of nutrition in the developing world.

Hugh said the reason he got involved with ONE is because he has two daughters of his own and wants to be a good example to them. Not only does he think Thrive, our campaign to end global child malnutrition, is a great way to teach his girls the necessity of nutrition, but he also feels it is important for all kids to have the same opportunities they do by having access to healthy food – no matter where they are born.

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Leading up to Hugh’s demonstration, Derreck Kayongo from our partner CARE spoke about the importance of US leadership in supporting programs like Feed the Future that make it possible for farmers in Africa, especially women, to earn a living and feed their families healthy food.

He stressed that for many people around the world, these vital programs are a matter of life and death and their importance should not be taken lightly.

Cherae Robinson, our nutrition expert, let the audience know the good news – that the vitamin A in sweet potatoes can help save the lives of 600,000 kids a year. Right at noon, local radio host Mara Davis helped Hugh lead the Heat Tweet at noon asking Secretary Clinton to put nutrition on the agenda and help 25 million children reach their full potential.

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The recipe to the most delicious sweet potato soup you will ever eat is below. Thanks Hugh for the recipe and for helping kids around the world!

RECIPE: Hugh’s Sweet Potato Soup with Maple Whipped Cream and Currants

Thank Hugh Acheson for using his voice to raise awareness for global child nutrition by sending him a tweet at @HughAcheson.