What?

Healthy and sustainable food is essential for children’s health and the quality of our environment. That is why we, together with several actors, are presenting two concrete collaboration trajects on this issue:

 

Why?

Sustainable food is one of the 8 priorities our network focuses on. Together with our members and partners, we want to make sustainable agriculture and food supply a reality. That includes respect for the environment, fair working conditions at every step of the chain and healthy, high-quality products.

Only 7% of our children eat vegetables and fruit on a daily basis, while 53% consume snacks and sugary drinks every day. High time for a change? We want to make sure our children:

 

  • have access to sustainable food at school
  • are aware of what a healthy and sustainable life style looks like, so they form long-lasting healthy eating habits

 

Schools are ideal places to encourage and teach children about healthy eating habits from an early age. They have an important role to play in the transition to a healthy and sustainable food system. We want to support schools in that role.

How?

Several actors decided to launch Green Deals in which everyone can participate. Discover how you and your organisation can become part of the initiative:

Green Deal advantages?

  • Each signatory is asked to define a number of concrete actions they want to undertake. In Flanders, actions should focus on helping the educational sector execute a sustainable food policy; the same thing applies to Wallonia, only with canteens as the target group. Is your organisation active in both regions? Then you can register your actions in both Green Deals. A true win-win situation, Belgian-style!

 

  • We combine all these individual actions in a Green Deal to ensure maximum collective impact. The Green Deal structure also includes an evaluation prior to and after the project. Throughout the project, we share best practices and inspiring ideas with you. This allows us to learn more about any obstacles, so we can overcome them together. The ultimate goal? A sustainable food policy in as many places as possible by 2021!

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