Mainz Healthy nutrition, family time and climate protection: the family cooking class program kills several birds with one stone.
Have more fun cooking together and pay attention to health and climate: With these goals, Rhineland-Palatinate has launched a program for family cooking courses. The Ministry of Climate Protection, the Ministry of Family Affairs and the health insurance company AOK have signed a cooperation agreement. More than 100 institutions in Rhineland-Palatinate, such as family education centers and family homes, can now apply for funding for the courses.
These facilities are the right place where families and their children can learn how to cook healthy and delicious food, said the Minister for the Family, Katharina Binz (Greens). It’s also about organizing the time we spend together.
Does diet cause climate protection?
“Family life shapes the health awareness of children and young people, and family meals are of great importance,” said Climate Protection Minister Katrin Eder (Greens), who is also responsible for nutrition. . The type of feed can help protect the climate, the minister said, noting the emission of greenhouse gases in livestock farming and the large amount of land needed to grow animal feed.
“We all know that meat consumption also has something to do with climate change,” Eder said. “But we are not saying that everyone has to be vegetarian or vegan now. We are trying to explain how everything is connected.” The ministry is following the recommendations of the German Nutrition Society (DGE).
“Parents have to get involved”
“Parents have to agree, that’s an experience we’ve had,” said Udo Hoffmann, representative of the AOK Rhineland-Palatinate/Saarland board of directors. He is convinced that parents are becoming more and more involved in the family kitchen.
Course providers can set their own priorities with a choice of 20 thematic modules. It’s supposed to start in August.
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