On the 13th January, 2016, the EkoSkola Committee participated in an assembly to launch the Glorious Food Questionnaire and also to provide more information on the We Eat Responsibly project. This is the power point presentation which was used in the assembly:
This is the letter which accompanied the survey. The survey is now closed and results will be posted on this website shortly.
Dear students, parents / guardians and school staff
Last October, our school was one of the 14 Maltese schools awarded funding for the EU funded ‘We Eat Responsibly!’ project.
This project involves 1 800 teachers in 9 EU Countries - Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Latvia, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovenia and Slovakia. There are 90 000 students participating in 550 European Eco-Schools.
The EkoSkola Committee thinks that a very important reason for us to wholeheartedly embrace this project is the topic of healthy eating. In today’s busy lives, we are surrounded by convenience food, which is often not the healthiest option. We do not have time to prepare more nutritious food. Many ingredient lists on food packaging are long, and seem to come out of a chemistry laboratory. We are bombarded with sophisticated marketing which successfully convinces us to buy inferior food products.
The EkoSkola Committee will be following the tried and tested 7 step Eco School methodology to explore ways in which we can take a good, hard look at our eating habits and select manageable targets which we will then do our best to meet.
Our next step involves ALL of the school community. We need your help. We have designed a survey to see what the situation is. Your completion of the survey will give us crucial information on what we need to work on and will help us with the writing of our Action Plan. It takes very little time and is very straightforward.
Please see further information on our purposely built website, Glorious Food.
We promise to evaluate your responses anonymously and to use them solely in order to plan our activities.
We thank you in advance for participating in our survey.
The Eco-School Committee
St Joseph School, Sliema, Senior Section
These are some photos taken of members of the EkoSkola Committee during the assembly: