#AnnualFoodAgenda is a series of events organised in Poland, Spain and England, whose aim is to transfer knowledge about food and nutrition to both children and adults. Seven partners participate in the project financed by EIT Food. Poland, in addition to Maspex, is represented by the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Olsztyn, Spain by CSIC (the Supreme Council for Scientific Research) and the Autonomous University of Madrid, as well as Grupo AN, and Great Britain by Cambridge University and PepsiCo.
The activities under #AnnualFoodAgenda combine the promotion of a responsible approach to diet and healthy lifestyle, care for the environment with increasing interest in the food industry and inspiring consumers to explore food-related areas. The plan of the events is to involve citizens in the public debate on food and nutrition and to facilitate dialogue between academia, industry, business and consumers. During the year, the partners will organise a total of 32 thematic events involving different audiences, especially the youngest consumers. The planned activities are concentrated around four areas planned by season, i.e. subsequent quarters during the year. Everyone will develop specific topics related to the future of food.
Topics for the next quarters and agenda of events:
Q1 Trust in food
Workshops organised in the first quarter are aimed at supporting conscious consumer attitudes and strengthening confidence in food “I eat because I trust – interactive workshops in food research laboratories” Date: 2, 8 and 16 March 2019 Place: Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Olsztyn Ul. Tuwima 10, 10-748 Olsztyn Workshops for 4th and 5th year pupils of primary school “Building confidence in food” Date and time: 21 March 2019, 10.00 a.m. – 1 p.m. Place: Primary School No. 1 in Olsztynek, ul. Górna 5, 11-015 Olsztynek
Q2 Food trends and future consumers
Events in the second quarter will be devoted to consumer behaviour and trends in food Workshops for students “Consumer trends in food” Date and time: 16 April 2019, 1:15 p.m. -3:00 p.m. Place: Klub Grota 2, ul. Rakowicka 27, 31-510 Kraków (The club is located on the premises of the Cracow University of Economics Campus, “Księżówka” building) Workshops “It’s tomorrow – food trends and new generation consumers” Date and time: 8 June 2019, 12.00 a.m. -4:00 p.m. Place: Olsztyn Old Town (workshops took place during the Family Picnic of the Polish Academy of Sciences)
Q3 Healthier nutrition
Events organised in the third quarter are aimed at broadening knowledge about healthy eating and healthy lifestyle “Inspirational facts about food and nutrition” two-day event within Maspex Open Days Date and time: 16 September 2019, Wadowice, 8.45 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.; 17 September 2019, Tychy, 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. Place: Grupa Maspex Sp. z o.o. Sp. k., ul. Chopina 10, 34-100 Wadowice and Ekoland Sp. z o.o., ul. Strefowa 2, 43-100 Tychy “You are what you eat – Researchers’ Night with EIT Food” Date and time: 27 September 2019, 11.00 a.m. -8.00 p.m. Place: Galeria Warmińska, Tuwima 26, 10-748 Olsztyn
Q4 Food Sustainability
initiatives organised in the fourth quarter to strengthen consumer understanding of the impact of production and consumption on the ecological footprint and to promote bio-economic solutions “Food open to the world with EIT Food” during the Transformation Festival Date and time: 4 October 2019, 11.00 am -6.00 pm Place: Copernicus Science Centre, Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20, 00-390 Warsaw Mikołajki ZERO WASTE with EIT Food Data and time: 6 December 2019, 9.00 am -3.30 pm Place: Czarny Groń, Osiedle Praciaki 91, 34-125 Rzyki