Food Policy. Milan celebrates World Food Day

Food Policy. Milan celebrates World Food Day

The social campaign is underway with a handbook and advice for healthy and sustainable habits. And for primary school boys and girls, the sticker of the day with the characters from Milano Ristorazione

Photo Vademecum 'Milan is changing: 50 tips for a healthy and sustainable diet' (IMG_1 e IMG_2) Link to Vademecum 'Milan is changing: 50 tips for a healthy and sustainable diet' Photo Sticker Milan, October 15 2023 - World Food Day 16 will be celebrated tomorrow, Monday 2023 October, which this year has water as its theme and common thread, fundamental for producing food and energy, a necessary resource in a healthy diet and a common good to be preserved, respected and don't waste.  The purpose of this day is to remind everyone of the commitment to guarantee universal access to healthy, quality food and water. A priority for international and local institutions: in fact, since 2015 Milan - thanks to the Food Policy, the city's food policy, implemented in synergy with the Cariplo Foundation - has been at the forefront to realize this objective with actions and projects involving schools, universities, Institutions, citizens, large and small. For this occasion, the Administration offers Milanese citizens a handbook containing over 50 tips for a healthy and sustainable diet which will be distributed starting tomorrow with a social campaign by the Municipality of Milan. Every week, until 5 February 2024 - the date on which National Food Waste Prevention Day will be celebrated - good practices for staying healthy while also taking care of the environment will be shared on the Facebook and X pages and on the InformaMi newsletter.  The handbook “Milan Change Air: 50 tips for a healthy and sustainable diet” was created by the Municipality in collaboration with Ats Milano Città Metropolitana - Human Nutrition and Food-borne Diseases (MTA) Team and launched during the first Food Forum last May in Milan. The promotion of correct eating habits starts from childhood and is one of the main activities carried out with Milano Ristorazione. To remind the little ones of the importance of this day, a sticker has been created which will be distributed in the city's primary school classes to all boys and girls. The sticker was produced as part of the European "Food Wave" project, which sees the Municipality of Milan involved together with numerous European cities and international entities and which has among its main objectives the involvement of young people in collective reflection on the issues of sustainability linked to food and the possibility of changing our habits, starting from food habits, to contribute to the reduction of climate-altering emissions and the mitigation of the negative effects of the climate changes that we see taking place. “The Food Forum allowed the Administration to bring to the attention of the entire city the five priorities that have guided the actions of Milan's Food Policy since 2015: access for all to healthy food and water, sustainability of the food system, food education to promote healthy lifestyle and eating habits, the fight against waste and research and innovation in the agri-food field - explains the Deputy Mayor with responsibility for Food Policy Anna Scavuzzo -. With the European Food Wave project, and the community of young people that has formed around it over time, we have invented public opportunities and initiatives to promote the role of young people in the sustainable transformation of urban food systems. And young people speak to very young people: on World Food Day, therefore, together with the boys and girls of Food Wave we turn to their younger brothers and sisters, and distribute a small sticker in primary schools which will be the starting point for talking, perhaps also in class, healthy food, the importance of water and correct eating habits. The handbook will offer the opportunity to reflect on one's own behavior and receive some suggestions for improving eating habits. We want to grow healthy and in harmony with the Planet and by changing our habits, even at the table, we can achieve this. Health, environment and inclusion are the key words for the Administration and for the partners with whom we work every day in the city".

Updated: 28/03/2024