Healthy food and diet
In Peru we have started to develop food forests at public schools. We have created a handbook for this purpose, which is freely available to everyone. We have established forests at five schools together with our growers. This has enabled more than 2,500 teachers, parents and students to learn about the cultivation process of fruit and vegetables and nature in general. The aesthetic quality of the schools is further improved, lessons are organised in the forests and children eat products that they have grown themselves during their lunch breaks.
In South Africa and Peru, we have started ‘Nutrition at Work’ projects. As a result, 700 people now have access to healthy, nutrient-rich meals at work, while a further 1,300 people have become more aware of the importance of a healthy diet. The Access to Nutrition Initiative wrote a case study on this topic.