A series of educational workshops for primary school students was held in Olsztyn, which our company runs in cooperation with the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Olsztyn. The workshops were created as part of the EIT FOOD project “#AnnualFoodAgenda” and are an example of our activities to arouse curiosity about the world and at the same time strengthen confidence in food products. How to distinguish facts from myths about the food system? The participants of the “I eat because I trust” workshop, which took place at the seat of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Olsztyn, learned how to check the chemical composition of products, their pro-health and sensory properties using the most modern research equipment. Children and adolescents visited laboratories to get to know their favourite products not from the kitchen, but from molecular basics! Pupils also learned the basic principles of being a responsible consumer, contributing to a trusted food ecosystem.
Building conscious consumer attitudes and trust in food is a fundamental job, which is an important part of the mission not only of scientists but also of responsible companies like ours. The workshop is a part of the “#AnnualFoodAgenda” project financed by the European community EITFood, to which we belong as representatives of the Polish food industry. Workshops for 4th and 5th grade pupils of the elementary school “Building trust in food” Place: Primary School No. 1 in Olsztynek, ul. Górna 5, 11-015 Olsztynek Date and time: 21 March 2019, 10.00 am – 1.00 pm (more information HERE: http://annualfoodagenda.com/event-item/budowanie-zaufania-do-zywnosci-warsztaty)
The workshop, which took place on 21 March at Primary School No. 1 in Olsztynek, made the celebration of the First Day of Spring more attractive. During the three workshop modules, the students were introduced to the new Healthy Nutrition and Lifestyle Pyramid for Children and Young People, received tips on how to read food labels, and became familiar with commonly used food testing methods. During the workshop, the participants had the opportunity to carry out food tests themselves. The workshop ended with a competition based on the knowledge gained during the event.