The Glorious Food Blog
The EkoSkola Committee decided to adapt the survey in the We Eat Responsibly materials to our particular situation.
As the catchment area of our school is all over Malta, we felt that we needed to see what the situation was with our students regarding breakfast.
Some students have to leave their homes very early in the morning to get on the school transport so this would mean that they may very likely miss breakfast.
Also, our school has no canteen. We wanted to look at the situation with regard to packed lunches. Who prepares the packed lunches? What criteria are used to prepare the packed lunch?
This survey contains some fascinating information. We were totally unaware that there was quite a large percentage of households growing their own food. The list of foods grown is varied. We were quite heartened that the traditional Maltese fruits and vegetables are being cultivated, with the next generation learning from their parents how to continue with this important tradition.
It was also encouraging to see that many students are capable of preparing meals for themselves and for their families. Again, a very varied range of recipes are listed.
We chose to concentrate on healthy and responsible packed lunches for our main action this year. However, this survey will provide essential information to inform our next steps , next year and beyond.
Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey. It has been extremely useful. Below is a link to the survey.
The EkoSkola Committee
St Joseph School, Sliema - Senior Section