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Tsaghkadzor school to celebrate International School Meals Day

From March 11 to 15, the school in the town of Tsaghkadzor, Kotayk marz of Armenia, will transform into an exciting platform for teaching the basics of healthy eating. The school will join the celebrations of International School Meals Day with a Healthy Eating Week, a series of educational events for children and their parents.

Organized by WFP in collaboration with SIFI and the School Feeding and Child Welfare Agency, the educational campaign will focus on the theme “Innovation in school meals: new routes to sustainable nutrition” and aims to spark the interest of primary school children and their parents in healthy lifestyles and teach healthy eating fundamentals.

On Monday, March 11, teachers will conduct an interactive classroom hour titled “School of Young Detectives.” The little ones will have the opportunity to become real detectives in the world of healthy foods, identifying “criminal” products and “civilians” that benefit the human body. Thus, young explorers will learn about the principle of a healthy plate, the benefits of a balanced diet, and ways to reduce food waste to maintain their health and the well-being of the planet.

On March 15, the final day of Healthy Eating Week, schoolchildren will participate in a team game, symbolizing the final exam for successfully completing the School of Young Detectives. Under the guidance of experienced detective Potato Mash, young detectives will solve riddles, conduct experiments, and play active games to develop healthy eating habits.

While little detectives crack cases in the fruit and vegetable world, parents will plunge into the topic of healthy eating during a cooking masterclass offered by nutritionist Armen Mkrtchyan and learn the art of preparing delicious dishes using the healthy plate principle.

Healthy Eating Week is organized as part of the UN WFP School Feeding Programme in Armenia to unite teachers and parents around a common goal and teach children to care for their health from an early age.