In order to transform the food system, it is essential to foster far-reaching cultural change, and above all to influence the food education of future generations. To this end, educational projects have been launched to introduce sustainable food into the Centre's educational projects.
Barcelona City Council’s Schools + Sustainability “Eat Smart” Micro-Network is working towards this goal by training teachers, promoting the exchange of experiences and providing educational tools and pedagogical resources for focusing on sustainable food in the classroom in a cross-cutting way, through different subject areas. In the 2020-2021 academic year, 11 schools were involved, and in the 2021-2022 academic year, around 20 schools will be involved.
This is a guide for teachers "Alimenta't amb Seny" that brings a critical, transversal and creative approach to 4 thematic blocks: food and health, food and society, food and the environment and food in schools. It is a resource designed to facilitate the involvement of the educational community in a change of food model, and in healthy, fair and sustainable consumption that includes a selection of services, programmes, and educational resources sponsored by different public and private entities.
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The resource pack “Lunch is ready!” draws together a selection of fiction and non-fiction books that focus on the different aspects of eating sustainably. It is made up of a hundred or so books, which are labelled so that the discourse can be organised by following the seven thematic headings that respond to the following phrase: “Who eats what, how, where, when, how much and why...but hang on a minute!””
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The Sustainable Food Resource Pack is an educational resource to develop skills aimed at improving nutrition and awareness of food consumption from the perspective of food sovereignty, as well as to promote a healthy, fair and sustainable diet. It includes books, games and graphic and experimental materials suitable for all levels of education, from kindergarten to secondary.
These resources can be borrowed from the Environmental Education Documentation Service (Fábrica del Sol, Passeig de Salvat Papasseit, 1, Barcelona). For further information, please call +34 932 562 592 or send an email to email@example.com.
There are also other projects underway in different departments of Barcelona City Council that focus on food education for children, such as the educational programmes on food and health run by the Barcelona Public Health Agency, Learning and Service programmes on sustainable food, school visits to municipal markets organised by the Municipal Institute of Markets, and school visits to Mercabarna.
Click on this link to have a look at the educational projects carried out within the framework of the World Capital of Sustainable Food 2021.