Food education - kids at school

Markas and food education: shaping the next generations

24.01.2022 - Italy

As a collective catering company, whenever we talk about meals, and specifically school meals, food education plays a key role.

For us, involving and, most importantly, educating today's children about the value of food means laying the foundations for the development of a future society that is increasingly responsible and conscious.
Food education learning about vegetables
From school canteens to home

Food education is an integral component of our services.

Through a range of activities, such as training sessions, exercises and projects, children, young people, teenagers as well as their families can share precious 'food moments' and learn more about nutrition and healthy diet choices.

In this framework, one of our top priorities is to create a program dedicated to future generations; a shared path that begins with the quality of products used in our canteens and ends with specific family projects and exercises designed to ensure a healthy and sustainable lifestyle also at home.
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The program 

Our food education schemes are designed according to the students' age as well as the topic that needs be studied.

That's why there are various types of projects and exercises created for each specific age group: from kindergarten students to first, second and third grade students. In addition, every activity is split into different micro-themes based on different topics.

First of all, students can evaluate and analyze their daily eating patterns at school canteens but also at home. In this way, they can acquire a deeper knowledge of macronutrients, fruits, vegetables, legumes as well as the origin of products and how they fit into their daily diet. 
teacher teaches students about food education
Then, students have the chance to learn more about the frequency of meals and how they should make the time for a healthy and balanced meal.  

Last but not least, we help students understand what conscious nutrition means and how they can adopt a more sustainable eating pattern. For example, children can discover and practice basic table manners or understand the importance of recycling, food waste, water saving and how in general their daily life and behavior can affect the impact they have on the environment. 

In other words, through our holistic approach to nutrition education we seek to empower young generations and give them the right tools in order to make responsible food choices.