UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals and Arla Fonden’s contribution
Below, you can read which of the 17 UN goals Arla Fonden contributes to and how we do so.
By working with food and meals, FOODcamp helps to promote the health and well being of children and the young, while also strengthening the class’ unity and improving the students’ ability to take care of their own life and the life of others. 81% of the students feel that they know more about food in relation to health after attending FOODcamp. And 83% of the students think that FOODcamp has strengthened the unity of the class.
The main objective of Arla Fonden is to inspire good food habits and a sustainable lifestyle with children and the young. Through an involving approach to working with food and meals, FOODcamp strenghtens the childrens ability to cooperate, take responsibility and relate to food and commodities’ significance to health and well-being (and vice verca). In this way, the young are educated to make independent decisions in regards to their own lifestyle as well as more general topics like consumption and sustainability.
At FOODcamp, children and young learn about commodities’ way from soil to table, about sustainable consumption, garbage sorting and composting, and about ways to minimise food waste.
Nature and sustainability are among FOODcamp’s focus areas. Through working actively with food and meals at FOODcamp, the children become aware of the significance of their own actions and choices in regards to the correlation between food and nature.
Arla Fonden believes that the ambitious objectives of the future are reached through partnerships. Among others, FOODcamp #2 is established in a cooperation between Tønder Municipality and RealDania By og Byg. Also, Arla Fonden’s second main initiative, Din MADdag, sends out weekly newsletters to 10-14 year olds in cooperation with a number of different suppliers of recipes.