Organic food in school canteens?
What is the link between organic food and children ?
Since school canteens, we have been served food full of chemical product, and this from the beginning of the scholarship. We all remembered this mash potatoes, or this beautiful day when the canteen has made the potatoes smiley! However, we didn’t know how bad this food can be for our health. Indeed, serving this kind of junk food increases the risk of diabetes, diseases or breathing problems for children.
Chemical products with pesticides or GMO have been in our food for a long time. And nowadays, organic farmers have banned those substances of their production.
Children are building their body, reinforcing and preparing their metabolism. Therefore, a good alimentation composed of good products without all those chemical products is essential for an optimal health.
Studies have proved that children who eat organic products are more likely to have a better health and physical performance. In addition, organic fruits contain more antioxidants which are factors of a longer life expectancy and a greater resistant to cancers and diseases.
So, how the French government has reacted to this current issue?
Based on this, governments have to change the food from school canteens. That’s why, in France, the President Emmanuel Macron wants 50% of the product in the canteens to be organic. In the end of 2017, the French Minister, Stephane Travert casais that it is going to happen. He claimed to create an official law in 2022 to have 50% of canteens’ products become organic. In that respect, the Minister of Agriculture aims at having 50% of organic product in school canteens. And so, provide the healthiest diet in school for children in 2022.