Spinneys and UAE government launch “Farm to Table”

Spinneys and UAE government launch “Farm to Table”

Sunil Kumar and HE Mariam Almheiri

Spinneys, one of the leading UAE supermarket chains, is launching the region’s first comprehensive healthy eating and sustainable food program for children with support from UAE government entities and local farms.

The fun educational program, called “Farm to Table,” will show children aged between seven and 10 years how food is produced both locally and internationally, and its journey to their dinner tables. The program will also encourage healthier, more sustainable diets for children and their families.

“Farm to Table is a key pillar of Spinneys’ aim to educate one million individuals by 2023 about healthy and sustainable diets, helping communities live healthier, more sustainable lives,” said Sunil Kumar, chief executive officer of Spinneys. He added: “As a local supermarket, we have a responsibility to contribute to sustainable food production and help improve the lives of citizens and residents. This program will play a part not only in improving the health and well-being of our children and their families, but it will also raise awareness on how to reduce food waste and eat more responsibly, helping to secure a brighter future for all.”

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Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Almheiri, UAE minister of climate change and the environment, said: “The UAE National Food Security Strategy 2051 aims to enable sustainable food production, enhance local production and activate policies to improve nutrition and reduce waste. We are delighted to see Spinneys and others contributing to the national strategy through this Farm to Table program.”

Farm to Table will help to tackle major health and lifestyle challenges in the UAE. Global research proves that children’s health is the foundation of lifelong health, with many children taking healthier habits into adulthood.

Farm to Table launches this week with the first 15 schools entering the formal program. In total, 50 government and private schools will take part this academic year. Students are guided through five learning modules, participating in activities and games. Teachers also benefit from support and top tips from qualified dieticians, enhancing their ability to facilitate student learning.

A number of other entities from government and the private sector are contributing their expertise to Farm to Table, including local farms and social impact agency Interact, with further announcements.

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