International school meal day - 8 March 2013
In order for our young people to achieve and learn in school it is important that healthy eating habits become a significant part of their school day.
The idea of an International School Meals day emerged as a way to raise awareness of the importance in teaching children the value of food to education and culture, the importance of good nutrition and connecting children around the world to foster healthy eating habits in school and at home.
Individual schools and schools in partnerships are encouraged to celebrate “International School Meals Day” on 8 March 2013. How about:
Follow international school meals day on Twitter @IntSchoolMeals and use the hash tag #ISMD2013 and @BCSchoolsonline for tweets to tell us how you get on.
Eating is believing
This project allows students to share views and question opinions about food in their own and their partner’s country, including the importance of school food and access to food in a global context, with recipes and optional cooking.
Eating is believing (128KB)
Farming, food production and Fairtrade
The aim is to compare what foods are available in your own and your partner school’s country. Students identify which countries are consumers and which countries are self-sufficient. They look at the merits and disadvantages of interdependence. They research cuisines, local produce, climate, food miles, farm-to-plate and the environment as well as Fairtrade versus free trade.
Partner agencies in UK and USA supporting the principles of ISMD
Scottish Government, Welsh Assembly, Northern Ireland School Caterers Association, Local Authorities Caterers Association, Association of Service Solutions in Scotland, Association for Public Service Excellence , Children’s Food Trust, Food For Life, BBC World Class, British Council, Education Foundation, Children in Scotland, Education Scotland, Marys Meals. USDA, School Nutrition Association, Global Child Nutrition Foundation.
A website for supporters is being hosted by Children in Scotland Charity and will be a conduit for activities and a signpost for participating organisations www.internationalschoolmealsday.com to follow on Twitter @IntSchoolMeals and for related tweets the hash tag is #ISMD2013.