Today, we kicked off the We Eat Responsibly! project.
We brought food to the meeting in order to document what we consider to be REAL food today.
Will our idea of what constitutes real food change over the course of the project?
Maltese ġbejna, black olives, cucumber, strawberries, couscous salad, Maltese bread, a sandwich, hummous... We even had one member bring an example of what she considers NOT to be real food: twistees!
Members explained why they considered their food to be real food on sticky notes.
According to our committee, real food is:
Not processed, natural, fresh, free from additives, free from preservatives, healthy, nutritious, edible, not fried, and has no added sugars or artificial colours.
Interestingly, we had some disagreements. One member disagreed with the idea that all fried food is not real food. Another member stated that she thought that only fruit and vegetables were considered to be real food.
Interesting times ahead, as we develop our ideas about ‘real food’. Will we change? Will we also change the opinions of the people around us?