Kindergarten no.9

05 August 2022

Kindergarten no.9
Brasov, Romania

THE INNOVATION:

The importance of acquiring healthy food habits during childhood is the corner stone for developing a healthy lifestyle during adulthood. As such, it is very important that the meals daily provided to preschoolers in the kindergarten are healthy and imprint healthy feeding habits in the children. To facilitate this, the Kindergarten is piloting the integration of local products into the public procurement for the kindergarten meals (public). In addition, providing information to parents is an essential part of the approach to improve attitudes towards healthy eating and what that looks like in practice.

LOOKING AHEAD:

To facilitate the transition towards healthy meals for preschool children, a number of infrastructural and legislative challenges must be addressed (maturing). For example: improved framework for inclusion of healthy eating in early teaching, funding to train teaching and kitchen staff & tools to inform and educate parents.

More Information:
Contact Person: Aida-Cristina Frangulea-Pastor
Email: [email protected]

Info about the Innovators and the Innovation portraits Catalogue

FoodSHIFT 2030 aims to launch an ambitious citizen-driven transition of the European food system towards a low carbon circular future, including a shift to less meat and more plant based diets. This transition is necessary in order to address the pressing challenges for food and nutrition security, contribute to the EU commitment of reducing GHG emissions by at least 40% by 2030, and revitalize urban-rural linkages and partnerships.

To do so, it establishes FoodSHIFT Accelerator Labs for maturing, combining, upscaling and multiplying existing food system innovations across nine front-runner city-regions. In turn these innovations contribute to the FoodSHIFT vision.

An Innovation Catalogue called “Innovation Portraits” was created to snapshot each of the Food Innovations connected with each of the FoodSHIFT Accelerator Labs (FALs) across the 9 city regions.

Info about the Innovation Portraits Catalogue

The Innovation Catalogue will snapshot each of the Food Innovations connected with each of the FoodSHIFT Accelerator Labs (FALs) across the 9 city regions. Each FAL has a dedicated innovation focus and each chapter will present innovation cases from a particular FAL. For each of the innovations presented, a snapshot of the innovation concept and purpose will be given, alongside the key impacts the innovation has in relation to the FoodSHIFT Impact Pathways and the acceleration ambitions of the innovation.

In addition, each innovation portrait is also categorized according to its Innovation Dimension. These dimensions indicate what kind of innovation is being presented, and where in the value chain it plays a role. This is indicated by these tabs. The dimensions are defined as follows:

Product – Innovations in this category address new or updated products, including quality, safety and market impact.

Process – These innovations are relevant to new technologies for processing, logistical improvements, infrastructure and new/improved services.

Social – Innovations in this category are relevant to changes in behaviour (e.g. consumers/citizens), development of new relationships and inclusiveness.

Governance – The innovations address policy developments, including food planning, subsidies, taxing, certificates & labelling.

Learn more about all the Innovation portraits: https://foodshift2030.eu/meet-the-people-changing-your-food-system/