A number of studies on cognitive sciences confirm that we are better able to adopt new knowledge in childhood and this information becomes easier to practice everyday than our adult age. Therefore, it is necessary to strive for a wide range of knowledge in the early stages of life, which includes, as appropriate, knowledge on the acquisition, storage and processing of food, including the acquisition of good habits before eating food. Accessing toddlers does not only affect the adult behavior of the growing generation, but also by using the right tools to reach the parents, the adult members of the family. The latter does not always have a lasting attitude change, but indirect results are extremely fast and cost-effective.
The NÉBIH Non-Residual Program therefore focuses on increasing the awareness of the prevention of food waste by primary school pupils by means of a school program to be developed for this purpose.
The School Program also includes organizing and conducting specific online quiz games to develop the learning materials needed to enhance knowledge and acquire knowledge. In addition, a summer camp will be organized for the most successful students of the quiz competition, whereby children can play the good practices in preventing food waste in a formidable form.
The planned start of the School Program is February 2018.