On October 16, 2023, HOMAJ School celebrated World Food Day with a special focus on promoting traditional Nigerian delicacies, particularly Zobo making, Yam porridge, Pounded yam, Oha soup and Black soup. The event aimed to raise awareness about the importance of nutritious and sustainable food choices, while also highlighting the cultural significance of these food items in Nigerian cuisine.
The event kicked off with an exhibition showcasing the preparation of the delicacies. Students and staff members of HOMAJ School had the opportunity to learn about the different cuisines in Nigeria and their preparations. Food experts were invited to share their knowledge and experiences, emphasizing the nutritional value and economic benefits of the cuisines.
Also, the event showcased Zobo making processes, where students and staff learned how to prepare this refreshing and nutritious beverage using hibiscus leaves, ginger, cloves, and other natural ingredients. Participants were guided by invited experts, the step-by-step process of washing, boiling, and flavoring the Zobo mixture, highlighting the importance of traditional recipes and culinary practices in preserving cultural heritage and promoting healthy eating habits.
In conclusion, the World Food Day celebration at HOMAJ School was a resounding success, highlighting the importance of promoting nutritious and sustainable food choices while also celebrating the cultural heritage of Nigerian cuisine. By focusing on Nigerian delicacies as well as traditional Zobo making. HOMAJ School remains committed to fostering a culture of food sustainability.