105 pupils from 7 to 9 years old discovered new vegetables

105 pupils from 7 to 9 years old discovered new vegetables

18 October 2016

The association: Édulia l’Asso, located in the Eastern Pyrenees region of France, organised, during the 2015/2016 school year, with 3 primary classrooms (CE1 and CE2 sections), some educational workshops based on the vegetables that are rarely or not eaten at all by children.

  • Sensory workshops to understand the sense of taste
  • Learning workshops on taste diversity and what they are made of

Those sessions enabled the children to discover and taste fruits and vegetables that were new to them (taste, shape) and sometimes even completely unknown to them. Name the fruits, the vegetables, eat them, tell and explain what they felt, are notions they discovered and will carry on to further discover during future workshops with their teachers.

Édulia l’Asso advocates the need for a balanced diet through taste education by providing children with the right tools to understand and be aware of what they eat, to be actively involved in diet and to embrace food diversity.

This project was supported by the Louis Bonduelle Foundation during the winter 2014/2015 call for proposals