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Organic meals as environmental commitment - an example from Trondheim municipality


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Solemdal, Liv and Glørstad, Anne Grethe (2014) Organic meals as environmental commitment - an example from Trondheim municipality. Paper at: IFOAM Organic World Congress 2014, Istanbul, Turkey, 13-15 October 2014. [Completed]

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Experiences from Trondheim municipality confirm that it is easier to introduce organic food in schools and kindergartens when it is part of a larger environmental commitment. In Trondheim, school and kindergarten staff, as well as parents, are offered courses in healthy and sustainable eating and cooking. Purchasing organic food becomes more meaningful and motivating when it is part of a commitment for a better environment, healthier diet and a part of children’s education. When children are involved in preparing healthy meals with environmentally sound food choices, including local, organic and seasonal foods, they learn with all their senses. Such a practical approach is useful in education for sustainable development.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Organic food, education for sustainable development,healthy meals, practical approach, food choices
Subjects: Knowledge management > Education, extension and communication
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2014: 18th IFOAM OWC Practitioners Track
Deposited By: Solemdal, Adviser Liv
ID Code:23841
Deposited On:02 Feb 2015 14:24
Last Modified:02 Feb 2015 14:24
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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