pleasure and responsibility in daily food choices
Slow Food believes that by understanding where our food comes from, how it was produced and by whom, adults and children can learn how to combine pleasure and responsibility in daily choices and appreciate the cultural and social importance of food. Valencia Montessori School has been chosen as the headquarters of the Slowfood convivium of the Valencian Community.
We offer local, natural and seasonal food cooked daily at school. A morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack is provided.
WE ARE THE FIRST SCHOOL IN SPAIN WITH CHEF KM0 FOLLOWING THE SLOWFOOD INTERNATIONAL MOVEMENT
Our education projects differ from most food education as they are based on the idea that food means pleasure, culture and conviviality.
Our education initiatives are organized for children in collaboration with Seeds For Change Program and Food Education School for Elementary. They take many different forms: school gardens, guided tastings, composting, knowledge exchange between generations, practical workshops and meals with producers. See The Slowfood Education Manifesto >
Lunch and snack are cooked daily with love at the school. The morning and afternoon snacks consist of seasonal, local and organic fruit, or toasted kamut or rye bread, with a selection of spreads that provide a source of plant based protein.
Lunch includes a seasonal soup or salad and a main dish. The mealtime is considered a moment of learning, when children set the table and serve themselves. We use organic, local and seasonal products. Our homemade cooking is made prepped without processed foods, sugar or dairy products.
Guides and children eat together. lt’s a good time to promote “grace and courtesy”. At school we reinforce with the ideas to children that they do not throw food away, they try the food and they are capable of eating by themselves”.
We are grateful to cook daily with Lacor company products, our official supplier for our amazing kitchen.