“Behind the Secret of Food or Do you know what you eat? “ is a fun competitive game focused on healthy nutrition and proper food handling. The event for families with children was prepared by the Ministry of Agriculture for the third time and took place at the National Agricultural Museum from 6 to 7 October 2017.
There were ten hunting sites focusing on the origin of food, healthy nutrition and safe food handling. The aim of the game was to gather as many stamps as possible while fulfilling some tasks. The event was accompanied by the duo Vanda and Standa musical band.
Each successful "player" received a diploma and some interesting prizes: pexeso, crayons, magnetic bookmarks, dried apples, colouring books, flying frisbees, notepads and more.
Children could also create their own products at the Creativity Workshop.
There were a lot of free thematic publications and materials on healthy nutrition and safe food handling available for visitors during the event.
The event was attended by around 1100 children.
The Food Safety Department of the Ministry of Agriculture has prepared for the visitors of this year's 44th edition of the Exhibition Centre,"Breadwinner Land“ as part of the accompanying programs, the schedule program for children and their families " Health Day" ".
The event takes place in České Budějovicein the open area at the main entrance of the exhibition grounds on Saturday 26 August 2017 from 9 am to 6 pm.
A fun competition game, "Behind the Secret of Food“ or "Do You Know What You Eat?" is prepared as part of the event. Children learn about the principles on healthy eating/nutrition and focus on promoting healthy nutrition habits. (for example, how to store food in the fridge, how to cook properly). Finally, both children and parents can try to run with weights to see for themselves how they will feel when they increase body weight.
After completing the competition tasks, the families will get interesting prizes: cloth bags, thematic pics, magnetic bookmarks, dried nutrition products, coloring books, flying frisbees, notepads and more. Furthermore, to be held musical entertainment program, "Come to visit us" by the duo Vanda and Standa on the topic of healthy nutrition, hygiene and food safety at 10 am and at 1 pm. There will also be prepared information and a promotional stand of the Food Safety Information Center of the Ministry of Agriculture, where thematic information materials and publications will be provided free for visitors to the Exhibition Centre.
The Food Safety Information Center (ICBP) of the Ministry of Agriculture had participated in the event which was organized by Prague 1 "Children of Prague 1 live by movement" on the occasion of International Children's Day celebrations. The event took place on Střelecký ostrov on 31 May 2017.
The ICBP had prepared for the children several competitive training sites, where they could collect stamps in the playing card and then they were rewarded for the completing tasks.
For example at the "Farm animals" site, the children had to know which animals (from the figurines presented) live in our country, which are useful and live on the farm. Or the knowledge of spices and herbs was examined by the children at the "Plants and their Fragrances" site, where they were able to detect odours of spices.
More than 420 children from primary schools and kindergartens, as well as children accompanied by their parents, have gone through the competition for food and their origins.
On the 1 st November 2016 Food Safety Information Centre of the Ministry of Agriculture launched a new e-learning course "Nutrition in health education" which was prepared by the 3rd Medical Faculty of Charles University in cooperation with the Institute of Agricultural Economics and Information.
The course is focuses on healthy nutrition, food safety and hygiene in food handling and is intended for Secondary Vocational Schools of Food Technology and Secondary Industrial Schools of Food Technology.
The course is free.
More information about the course and registration can be found here
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