The EIT Food School Network: Integrating solutions to improve eating habits and reduce food wastage

The EIT Food School Network: Integrating solutions to improve eating habits and reduce food wastage

This EIT Food Schools Network is linking EIT Food to existing national school programmes across Europe and developing a portfolio of approaches within educational settings which could be used to improve children’s relationships with food.

The approaches being developed are different for each age-group, focusing on the interventions most appropriate and useful at each developmental stage. For pre-school children, this includes an education tool which focuses on the acceptance of healthy food and self-regulation; for primary school children this includes nutritional education to improve understanding and perception of school meals; and for secondary school children this includes a range of approaches, developed with stakeholders, to positively influence food choice and reduce food waste. 

Partners

The following partners are involved in the project

AZTI
Grupo AN S.Coop
QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI
UNIVERSITY OF READING
UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW

Project team

Begoña Alfaro
Institution

Azti

Contact details

balfaro@azti.es

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