Slow Food Education supports an innovative approach based on the reawakening and training of the senses and the study of all aspects of food: from field to fork.
By understanding where our food comes from, how it was produced and by whom, adults and children can learn how to combine pleasure and responsibility in daily choices and appreciate the cultural and social importance of food. Our education projects differ from most food education as they are based on the idea that food means pleasure, culture and conviviality.
Slow Food's education activities take a wide range of approaches and are organized for varied audiences: children and adults, teachers, members and the public. They are an enjoyable and integral part of events and campaigns - from the international to the local level - and take countless forms: tours of local farms or producers, school gardens, guided tastings, knowledge exchange between older generations and young people, practical workshops and dinners with producers.
By working with schools and local producers, organizing conferences with authors and experts, and introducing ‘good, clean and fair' food education at community events, these projects increase awareness and bring food issues to people from all walks of life.
Find out more on the Slow Food Education website: www.slowfood.com/education