By Damon Mitchell • 28 January 2020 • 18:03
Fighting childhood obesity: Teaching the importance of healthy eating
CHILDHOOD obesity is a serious problem in Spain and initiatives like “Chefs for Children” are trying to combat this. The solidarity project puts the focus on gastronomy and children so that from a young age they know the importance of eating healthily. Under the slogan ‘Eating healthy is fun’, the association organizes activities with children and chefs of international stature to instill the values of good cuisine.
During the presentation of the project within the framework of Fitur, the largest international tourism fair that has been held in Madrid, its director Pilar Candil explained that the initiative seeks to “transmit from childhood the importance of eating healthy, by the time we help children who need it most“.
“The Chefs for Children” project involves 30 Spanish chefs with Michelin stars in an altruistic way and, in addition, this year they collaborate with Juegaterapia, which helps children with cancer, and together with the chefs they will organize cooking workshops with the children and visits the hospitals where the foundation develops its work. Among the chefs participating in the project, which will culminate on May 18 at the Hotel Los Monteros in Marbella with a gastronomic forum, are chefs such as Ángel León, Elena Arzak, Martín Berasategui, Quique Dacosta and the Torres Brothers among many others.
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