L’école

Wellbeing Wednesday - Sustainable Gastronomy Day

14 Jun 2023

*

Gastronomy is sometimes called the art of food. It can also refer to a style of cooking from a particular region. In other words, gastronomy often refers to local food and cuisine. Sustainability is the idea that something (e.g. agriculture, fishing or even preparation of food) is done in a way that is not wasteful of our natural resources and can be continued into the future without being detrimental to our environment or health.
Sustainable gastronomy, therefore, means cuisine that takes into account where the ingredients are from, how the food is grown and how it gets to our markets and eventually to our plates.

Leftovers matter!
  • Don’t buy more food than you need.
  • Recycle food by composting and converting unused foods into jams or sauces.
  • Shop locally grown vegetables and fruits.
  • Buy from small and local suppliers who use or promote sustainable agriculture techniques.
  • Use all of the food you have on hand.
  • Be mindful of what is in your vegetable drawer and use it before it wilts and rots.
Sustainable Gastronomy Day is celebrated every year on 18th June and can inspire children to get involved in food production activities. Activities like gardening, composting, or even participating in local farmers' markets can help children understand the journey of food from farm to table. This hands-on experience fosters a deeper connection with food and encourages them to appreciate the efforts involved in sustainable food production.

At Jacques Prévert, the children learn about sustainable food during DNL and English lessons and that helps them develop a sense of environmental stewardship. They understand the environmental challenges associated with conventional food systems, such as deforestation, greenhouse gas emissions, and water pollution. This knowledge empowers them to make choices that minimise their ecological footprint and contribute to a more sustainable future.

If you are interested to find out more about this United Nation Observance, please have a look at the following website:
https://nationaltoday.com/sustainable-gastronomy-day/
 
Best wishes,

Mrs Weber

 
 

Please wait

59 Brook Green
Hammersmith
London, W6 7BE
info@ecoleprevert.org.uk
+442076026871
Copyright © 2024   Ecole Française de Londres Jacques Prévert
Website Design & Development for Schools By VisioSoft   |   T&C
User Guide   19  
We are recruiting a French teacher (Professeur des écoles) to start September 2024.
Please click here for Application Form and Job Description.




Nous souhaitons créer une communauté d'anciens de l'école Jacques Prévert. 
We would like to start an Alumni community.

Cliquez ici pour vous enregistrer/Please click here to register 
Selct an hour and a minute and then click on Set Time

Selected Time:  _:_

Hours
Minutes
 
Set Time