For forty years now, World Food Day has been held every year on 16 October. We at SanLucar have also made a special note of this day in our calendar. Food and a healthy nutrition are by no means a matter of course and more than 800 million people are still suffering from famine.
In 2015, we committed ourselves to the 17 goals for sustainable development set by the United Nations. These include, among others, “no hunger” and “health and well-being”. This is why we held workshops and games for children and young people on 16 October at our farms in South Africa and Ecuador and in our soup kitchen “El Puchero” in Valencia. Since anyone who is introduced to delicious fruit and vegetables from an early age, with pleasure and enjoyment, develops healthy eating habits and benefits from them throughout their lives.
South Africa: the fruit race.
On our South African citrus farm Rooihoogte, our colleague Alexandre has come up with a special competition for the little ones from the farm kindergarten SanLucar Speelskool, namely the “fruit race”. And this is how it works: Every day after lunch different fruits were handed out to the kids. For each fruit that was eaten, the child was given a star that was affixed to a poster. The child with the most stars was rewarded with a small gift. Obviously the fruit plate was empty in no time.
Spain: This is how healthy food tastes.
For the children of the visitors of our soup kitchen El Puchero, our trainee Iris organised a workshop on healthy nutrition. And more than 30 boys and girls aged between 3 and 15 enjoyed the workshop.