Funchal City Council promotes Food Week from 17 to 22 October

The Municipality of Funchal (CMF) promotes, next week, from the 17th to the 22nd of October, the Food Week, within the scope of the celebrations of the World Food Day, an event that takes place on Sunday.

A program of activities was designed to alert the population to the importance of nutrition and healthy, sustainable and conscious food. Most activities will take place on the Terraço do Mercado dos Lavradores.

As Funchal is one of the 11 European partner cities of the FOOD TRAILS project, this celebration “sets the tone for the (re)discovery of traditional flavors and knowledge”. Food Trails is a four-year Horizon 2020 project funded by the European Union, which brings together a consortium of 19 European partners, including 11 cities, three universities and six organisations.

This project, which aims to enable cities to develop and implement sustainable, healthy and inclusive food policies, is rooted in the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP), an international agreement of municipalities.

The activities that make up the program range from lectures to showcookings for all ages.

Topics such as Conscious Food, Agriculture and soil macrobiota, environmentally friendly production methods, Circularity, Community Composting will be addressed. The showcookings will be held within the scope of traditional Madeiran cuisine. Tips will be given to reduce waste in the kitchen and the preparation of healthy snacks. The FOOD TRAILS: (RE)discover Sab@res Exhibition will also be on display.

During the week, educational activities will also be developed as part of the Municipal Educational Project, in the “Living Lab” of Penteada – a space for learning, dialogue and collaboration – with the participation of several 1st cycle schools.

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