"400,000 tons of food are thrown away in Croatia every year, and by 2030 we must halve that amount," said Ana Knežević, president of the Croatian Consumer Protection Association.

The Croatian Association for Consumer Protection held today, June 6, 2022, the Final Conference of the project “My world feeds the future”.
The project was implemented in the primary school Viktorovac in Sisak, and the project partners were the Administrative Department of the City of Sisak for Education, Culture, Sports, Veterans and Civil Society, our company RED FORK, association “Đeram” from Petrinja, and “Probion” – association students of the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology in Zagreb.

The project was funded by the Ministry of Science and Education, and the value of the project was HRK 120,000.00.

The project was implemented at the school from February to June through 12 interactive workshops with students from 5th to 8th grade. Each workshop had an educational part on a given topic through a presentation, and after that the students with the help of students from the association “Probion” did exercises, through which they had to apply the knowledge gained through the presentation. After each workshop, the students filled in the questionnaires anonymously, and by analyzing the answers, we made a ranking list of the three best grades in knowledge and awarded them trophies as recognitions.

Fifth graders learned about stacking a healthy plate, the importance of drinking water and the harmfulness of carbonated and energy drinks, and the importance of exercise.

Sixth graders learned about food waste, how we sort waste and protect the environment, and how we can reuse food.
Seventh graders learned about calories, food additives, and reading food labels.

Eighth graders learned about marketing trends and body health, about food advertising and sustainable development, and about online shopping and using its benefits.

In the surveys, students pointed out that they knew something about these topics, that they were interesting to them and the vast majority would like to learn more about these topics.

After the workshops with the Administrative Department of Sisak for Education, Culture, Sports, Veterans and Civil Society and project partners, a round table was held to present the content and results of the project, and discussed the possibilities of continuing the project through civic education.

Through the project, Viktorovac Elementary School received exercise equipment and 2 professional stick mixers for making healthy meals.

We hope that the students will use the acquired knowledge to make their future free of waste and greenhouse gases, with plenty of water and healthy food.

Through the project, Viktorovac Elementary School received exercise equipment and 2 professional stick mixers for making healthy meals.

We hope that the students will use the acquired knowledge to make their future free of waste and greenhouse gases, with plenty of water and healthy food.

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