Navigation Links
Kylie Kwong & Oxfam's Recipe to Stop Hunger
Date:5/31/2010

Acclaimed chef, author and Oxfam Ambassador Kylie Kwong is challenging Australians to imagine life cooking recipes with only one vegetable, as part of her support of the international aid agency’s new ‘Stop Hunger’ Appeal.

(PRWEB) May 31, 2010 -- Acclaimed chef, author and Oxfam Ambassador Kylie Kwong is challenging Australians to imagine life cooking recipes with only one vegetable, as part of her support of the international aid agency’s new ‘Stop Hunger’.

“Many poor communities around the world are surviving on only one type of vegetable and are at severe risk of hunger and malnutrition because they do not have access to the diverse range of produce that we take for granted in Australia,” Ms Kwong said.    

“I passionately believe that by providing people with the skills and knowledge to grow and prepare nutritious food, we can stop hunger.

“Oxfam Australia is helping children eat a healthy balanced diet, and helping local farmers and fishermen generate an income so that they can provide for their families.

“As a proud supporter of Oxfam, I encourage people to donate to the Stop Hunger Appeal and help end poverty.”

Oxfam Australia Executive Director Andrew Hewett said the Stop Hunger Appeal aimed to raise almost $2 million that will help Oxfam ensure that people in poor countries such as Timor-Leste have enough to eat.

“Before Oxfam started working in Lontale, a village in Timor-Leste, people in the community relied on a single source of food, often just having the choice between rice, maize or pumpkin,” Mr Hewett said.

“Oxfam has been training people in gardening and nutrition and how to sell their produce at local markets, so that they can now grow a variety of vegetables which they can eat or sell allowing them to escape the poverty cycle.”

In Timor-Leste, over one-third of the population regularly experience food shortages at a time of the year known as the "hungry season'.

While this period typically lasts two to three months before communities harvest maize and rice in March and April, late and insufficient rainfalls, locusts, and environmental degradation are making periods of food shortage even longer.

According to the World Food Program, in Timor-Leste approximately 47 per cent of children under the age of five are chronically malnourished.

Supporters of the appeal can access a free recipe from Kylie Kwong’s upcoming book It Tastes Better available from July at oxfam.org.au, that celebrates the diverse range of produce that we take for granted in
Australia.

Show your support by making a donation online, joining and sharing it on Facebook or following the campaign on Twitter and RT using #stophungerappeal.

For Oxfam media enquiries contact Oxfam Australia Media Coordinator Sunita Bose on 0407 555 960. For media enquiries about Kylie Kwong contact Rachel Tys at Penguin on 0432 460 796.

# # #

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/06/prweb4070844.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Pluromed Announces Completion of Enrollment in LeGoo™ Cardiac Bypass Clinical Trial
2. eTeacher Solutes TuBishvat- the “New Year for Trees” by Planting a Tree for Each Student Learning Modern or Biblical Hebrew
3. Summit Medical Group hosts “Go Red Day” to Raise Awareness of Heart Disease and Stroke
4. Rush Limbaugh & Michael Steele Join Tea Party Support & Social Security Institute-Demand GOP Senate Stop ObamaCare by Any Means Possible
5. AT&T Connects Healthy Moms and Babies Nationwide, Embraces text4baby With Free Texts and Advocacy
6. Aleres Dr. Michael Taitel Presents Compelling Evidence at IBI/NBCH Health & Productivity Forum that Wellness Programs Positively Impact Health & Productivity
7. Grubb & Ellis Healthcare REIT II Enters Agreement to Acquire Parkway Medical Center near Cleveland
8. Jackson & Coker Ranks #3 among “Ten Best Staffing Firms to Work For”
9. Luckey & Mullins Joins with Other National Construction Defect Law Firms to Form Chinese Drywall Legal Network
10. Limited Recall of 120 Cartons of Berries & Balsamic Salad due to Unlabeled Allergen
11. Penn State Hershey Medical Center to Provide Complimentary AT&T Wi-Fi in Patient Rooms
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... 2016 , ... PawPaws brand pet supplements owned by Whole Health ... the health of felines. The formula is all-natural and is made from Chinese herbs ... Cat Kidney Support Supplement Soft Chews are Astragalus Root Extract and Rehmannia ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a possible lice ... overlooked aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a human host, ... a necessary one in the event that lice have simply gotten out of control. , ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of ... award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , ... Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... PASADENA, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. ... he would lash out at his family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, ... table, he would use it. He would throw rocks at my other children and say ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain Relief Products, join The ‘Business for a Fair Minimum Wage’ ... 2020 and then adjusting it yearly to increase at the same rate as the median ... floor does not erode again, and make future increases more predictable. , The company is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)...  In a startling report released today, National Safety Council ... a comprehensive, proven plan to eliminate prescription opioid overdoses. ... states are tackling the worst drug crisis in recorded U.S. history, ... Kentucky , New Mexico , ... the 28 failing states, three – Michigan , ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Research and ... News Issue 52" report to their offering. ... influenza treatment creates a favourable commercial environment for MedImmune to ... patient base that will serve to drive considerable growth for ... would serve to cap sales considerably, but development is still ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... and BOGOTA, Colombia , June 23, 2016  Astellas today announced the establishment of ... Farma Brasil as the company,s second affiliate in Latin America . ... ... Manager of Astellas Farma Colombia ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: