The Nude Food Day message is close to home for ambassadors Robert and Bindi Irwin, with plastic and food packaging having the potential to cause illness and even death for native Australian wildlife. They see the consequences of this first-hand at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, which has treated over 58,000 native animals in its 11 year history.
The Wildlife Hospital is the largest project of the Irwin family’s charity, Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors, who raise funds for wildlife conservation. Donations to the hospital through Wildlife Warriors go directly toward life-saving treatment for the animals, which is why they’re teaming up with Nude Food Day to help save the planet – one lunch at a time!
Nude Food Day is a nationwide initiative, created to encourage kids and parents to eat well and live well, and eliminate all unnecessary packaging and wrapping that goes into schools then, rivers and oceans. Essentially, kids bring their food – nude! This will reduce the amount of rubbish that goes into the bins, that goes into the ground that pollutes our planet.
Events will be taking place throughout October with an official event on World Food Day, Friday 16 October. Schools wishing to take part can register for Nude Food Day online, where information about resources and the creative competition can also be accessed.