Veerman proposes taste lessons

23rd January 2006, Comments 0 comments

23 January 2006, AMSTERDAM — Minister for Agriculture Cees Veerman plans to introduce lessons on good and healthy eating to all primary schools in the Netherlands.

23 January 2006

AMSTERDAM — Minister for Agriculture Cees Veerman plans to introduce lessons on good and healthy eating to all primary schools in the Netherlands.

The scheme, run by Euro-Torwues, is already being tested in a number of Dutch primary schools. Euro-Toques is an organisation of 2,500 chefs from across Europe and was set up to nurture Europe's culinary legacy.

Veerman wants 'chef clubs' to be part of the education offered in all primary schools. "Children must come to know, once again, how good and healthy food tastes," he said.

"I believe it would not only be an educational, but also a fun experience," Veerman said.

The minister said it is important more attention is being paid to healthy eating for children. He pointed to the 'Feed me better' campaign for school canteens run by British television chef Jamie Oliver.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

Subject: Dutch news

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