“Den zdraví” within the exhibition Země živitelka is held on 24th August 2019 in České Budějovice

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The Food Safety Department of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic invites visitors of the agrosalon Země živitelka for the special event called “Den zdraví” that is held on 24th August 2019 (Saturday). The event is organized especially for children with their parents and it takes place in the area marked as “Dětský zemědělský svět” close to the main entrance.

 

Several activities are prepared, such as …

 

  • “Pitný režim“ – Activities related to drinking regime. How much liquids is needed per day? Which drinks/beverages are healthy or unhealthy?

  • “Co patří do lednice?“ – Activities related to proper foods storage. Which foods really belong in your fridge or freezer?

  • “Víš, co jíš a neseš?“ – Activity that demonstrates overweight or even obesity. Children can try how does it feel to carry unnecessary kilograms.

  • “Trávení“ – Activity focused on digestion (GI tract).

   

Information (promo) tent of Food Safety Information Center, Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic offers packages with gift items for those who will finish all the previously mentioned activities.

   

An entertaining musical performance entitled “Přijede k nám návštěva” is prepared for the youngest visitors. It is performed by artistic duo Vanda and Standa who use games and songs to emphasize the importance of healthy diet, proper foods storage and, for example, hand washing.

   

Information (promo) tent of Food Safety Information Center will be opened during the whole day. Information materials and publications related to nutrition, health and food safety will be available for free.

 

Click here to see a video from last year's event.

 

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For more information see: https://www.zemezivitelka.cz/program/24-srpna-3.html

   

Author: Food Safety Information Center, Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic

 

The mobile application “Víš, co jíš” also for iOS

 

Currently, the Food Safety Department, Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic has launched the mobile application called “Víš, co jíš?” for the iOS. Previously, it has been launched for the smartphones that operates in the Android system version 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) and other later versions. Nowadays, this application is also available for free for iPhone users.

 

The mobile application “Víš, co jíš?” contains three parts (modules), namely: Nutrition in general, E-numbers and the Food Safety Dictionary.

   

  • Nutrition in general

 

The first module called “Nutrition in general” is practical and well-arranged guide for nutrition. It includes basic information about nutrients, nutritional recommendations, healthy diet and possibility to determine your body mass index (BMI).

   

  • E-numbers

 

In the second module, it is possible to find any food additive (E-number) according to its name, E-code or its category.

All used food additives in the certain foodstuff must be stated on the label. In the list of components, the category of food additives is stated followed by their specific name or E-code.

It is possible to use this particular module without internet connection.

   

  • Food Safety Dictionary

 

The last module is the Food Safety Dictionary. It includes more than 800 terms related to food safety, food science, nutrition etc. For the use of the Food Safety Dictionary, the internet connection is needed.

 

 

Free download via this link: https://bezpecnostpotravin.cz/kategorie/aplikace-vis-co-jis-do-mobilnich-telefonu-(android-ios).aspx

     

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Author: Food Safety Information Center, Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic

 

Activities of the Food Safety Information Center (2018)

 

Food Safety Information Center provides web pages, lectures, educational programmes, educational events, mobile applications and publications.

  activities of FSIC 2018

  

Food Safety Information Center (FSIC) of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic also provided the possibility of communication with general and professional public last year, in 2018.

 

The main information stream are the web pages, see  http://www.foodsafety.cz (https://www.bezpecnostpotravin.cz/) that offers interesting articles related to food safety, healthy diet, reports from supervisory authorities, warnings against contaminated foods, invitations to special and educational events etc. It has been recorded 1,839,527 visitors in 2018.

 

Moreover, following web pages:  http://www.viscojis.cz,  http://www.viscojis.cz/teens and  http://www.foodsafety.cz have been updated, design has been improved and new posts have been added for the specific target groups.

   

It has been realized 31 lectures with attendance 460 listeners, 112 educational programmes with attendance 5,892 pupils from elementary schools and kindergartens as well.

 

Furthermore, FSIC prepared 4 educational-entertaining events for children which took place during the Open day of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic, within the exhibition “Země živitelka” in České Budějovice, in event “Zažít město jinak” in Karlín, Prague and in two-days event called “Za tajemstvím potravin aneb Víš, co jíš?.” In total, there were 3,500 participants.

 

The mobile application called “Víš, co jíš?” has been updated, especially that part with food additives (E-numbers). In addition, the pilot version of the new part of the application has been launched called “Výživa v kostce.”

 

The e-course “Výživa ve výchově ke zdraví“ for high school teachers and students has also been updated. Currently, it is divided into 25 parts (modules). In total, 57 high schools expressed their interest and signed up for this particular e-course.

 

Last but not least, FSIC in cooperation with the State Veterinary Administration, the new updated version of publication called “Nákazy zvířet přenosné na člověka a bezpečnost potravin” has been published. New exercise books “Jíme zdravě a s chutí” (fourth and fifth grade) and new student books “Výživa ve výchově ke zdraví” (sixth and seventh grade) have been created.

Throughout the year 2018, FSIC distributed publications focused on the food safety and healthy diet for free on many events organized by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic. 

 

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Author: Food Safety Information Center, Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic