Ensuring food and nutrition security is a challenging under the increasing population pressure. Governments around the globe have been striving to achieve this goal phenomenon, but this has been difficult to achieve unless the government and communities choose to work together to find strategies towards household food and nutrition strategies. Therefore, the paper aims to raise awareness through research and innovation on how young school children contribute to food and nutrition security, climate change in their daily lives by understanding how their everyday actions are associated with nature, realizing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. The paper further introduces the One Tree One Child project by the O.R Tambo District Municipality as a strategy towards contributing to household food and nutrition security, climate change and environmental conservation. The overall objective of the One Tree One Child Program is to make a valuable contribution to the improvement of global climate challenges for improved food security, livelihood and secure future generations in the district, using school children as the primary drivers of the tree planting campaign. In this paper, a descriptive study design was used with both primary and secondary sources as a means of data collection. The study population consisted of school children and the project coordinators from the randomly selected One Tree One Child Schools in the district. The findings of this paper reveal that there is a huge disconnection between children and nature and that the emergence of the One Tree One Child program had afforded opportunities to expose our children, students to the wonders of the natural world and helped to teach them of the inter-connectedness of all living things.
Keywords: Food and nutrition security, One Tree One Child,