COOKING SKILLS: Teenagers learn to make nutritious meals with fresh ingredients.
Nestlé is helping teenagers in Poland learn to cook balanced meals for themselves through a nationwide education programme called ‘Eat Tasty and Healthy’.
Teachers are invited to register their classes on the programme’s website to receive lesson plans and a variety of teaching materials prepared by nutritionists.
These are designed to help improve students’ eating habits and broaden their knowledge of how to cook nutritious meals with fresh ingredients.
The aim is also to encourage young people to eat meals with their families, to avoid wasting food, and to understand how to read product labels correctly.
The programme was set up by Nestlé’s Winiary culinary brand with support from the Polish Ministry of National Education, the Polish Society of Nutritional Sciences, the Warsaw University of Life Sciences and the Federation of Polish Food Banks.
More than 110,000 13 to 15-year-olds have already taken part, representing almost a quarter of all junior high schools in the country.
“Our aim is to help young people discover the pleasure of creating healthy and tasty new Polish cuisine in a fun and inspiring way.” Anna Jedrzejewska, Nestlé’s Customer Relations Manager for Winiary in Poland.
“Most teenagers in Poland are aware of the importance of a healthy diet, but they don’t have sufficient access to practical information about balanced nutrition,” said Anna Jedrzejewska, Nestlé’s Customer Relations Manager for Winiary in Poland.
“Winiary is the leading culinary brand in Poland,” she continued.
“As part of our commitment to nutrition, health and wellness, we feel we have a responsibility to help educate the next generation to cook tasty and nutritious meals for themselves and their families.”
As part of the programme, two classes won a trip to Warsaw to visit the Copernicus Science Centre and the sensory laboratories of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences.
They also had a dance lesson with the stars of a popular television programme and take part cooking classes in a professional Nestlé kitchen.
Another 30 classes also received interactive whiteboards and projectors.
“Our aim is to help young people discover the pleasure of creating healthy and tasty new Polish cuisine in a fun and inspiring way,” Ms Jedrzejewska added.
“We’ve had really positive feedback from teachers and students so far, and we hope to reach an even greater number of schools when this year’s programme begins in October.”
‘Eat Tasty and Healthy’ website
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