Seasons

Annual Food Agenda organize throughout this year, 35 thematic events across 3 countries; Poland, Spain and United Kingdom, dissemination activities to achieve broad resonance and topic coverage aligned to the EIT Food’s objectives. These interactive events will inspire large numbers of people to dive in food topics, targeting the public, with particular focus on the younger population, food producers and food stakeholders.

The agenda includes a variety of activities such as interactive exhibitions, scientific cafes and hands-on activities marquees. Activities are designed to inspire debate and to foster dialogue between experts and consumers, using dynamics of co-creation to encourage exchange among academia, industry, producers and consumers in every-day environments.

The 32 scheduled activities are organized around four seasons developing relevant topics for the future of food:

#Trusting in Food Jan - Mar

to rebuild consumer trust in our food system, through this block of activities will address citizens’ issues and concerns related to food authenticity, food contamination and food safety

Spain: University Autonomus of Madrid-IMDEA Food and Grupo AN

March, 24th and 25th, 2020

Play to know your food

UAM- IMDEA Food in the deployment of #AnnualFoodAgenda activities will join to the International Consumer Day 2020, with the workshop: “Play to know your food” to be held at IMDEA Food in Madrid, which will involve primary school students of 4th and 5th grade.

Spain: Csic and Grupo AN

March 27th and 28th 2020

Food for thought

The workshop will be developed through storytelling, interactive game and experimentation. In a fun way, children will discover how to get information to become aware of the importance of healthy eating and making better comsumption decisions.

Poland: Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research and Maspex

20 March 2020

Building trust in food – workshops at school

Building trust in food – educational workshops dedicated to school children led by the representatives of the food industry (Maspex) and scientists from the Polish Academy of Sciences (Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research)..

UK: (University of Cambridge and PepsiCO)

Thursday 19th March

Can you live without chocolate?

Join our interactive multi-discipline panel discussion, and consider difficult questions about one of our favourite and most trusted foods: How fair is Fair Trade? Can we know where every ingredient comes from? Under what conditions are the ingredients farmed? Who does the farming? Can we trust our chocolate, and could we live without it?

#Food Trends & Future Consumers Apr - Jun

to encourage the public debate and to foster dialogue between academia, industry, producers and consumers to raise consumer’s understanding of the food system

Spain: University Autonomus of Madrid-IMDEA Food and Grupo AN

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Spain: Csic and Grupo AN

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Poland: Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research and Maspex

31 May 2020

Food Trends Market

Shopping has recently become a form of relaxation and entertainment. Thanks to visiting educational booths on “Food Trends Market” shopping can also turn into studying! “Food Trends Market” is a unique island in the shopping mall where visitors can learn trends in food and nutrition directly from researchers and food industry experts. Educational booths equipped with VR goggles and laboratory samples have been designed by scientists and food experts to showcase current and future trends in easy to remember way. Esteemed representatives of food science and industry will spend all day at the booths sharing their knowledge with visitors and answering all questions.

June 20th, 2020

Food On Top

“Food On Top” #AnnualFoodAgenda will offer a series of interactive demonstrations, face-to-face meetings and co-creation activities shared by food researchers and consumers of all ages in a unique setting of Olsztyn’s Old Town. Together we will explore trends driving food-based innovations, including plant-based meat alternatives, personalised nutrition, eating local & cutting food miles, smart packaging, functional products and many other. What is more, the consumers will be encouraged to shift from passive recipients into change agents of the local and global food system. “Food On Top” will be a satellite event to the Science Picnic of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

UK: (University of Cambridge and PepsiCO)

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#Healthier Nutrition Jul - Sep

to offer a broader knowledge on balanced nutrition and healthy lifestyle habits will enable citizens, especially younger population, to raise food engagement and to make informed food choices with added value to the consumer

Spain: University Autonomus of Madrid-IMDEA Food and Grupo AN

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Spain: Csic and Grupo AN

Poland: Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research and Maspex

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UK: (University of Cambridge and PepsiCO)

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#Food Sustainability Oct - Dec

these activities aim to raise consumer's understanding on the impact of food production and consumption on the environmental footprint, promoting bio-economy solutions

Spain: University Autonomus of Madrid-IMDEA Food and Grupo AN

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Spain: Csic and Grupo AN

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Poland: Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research and Maspex

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UK: (University of Cambridge and PepsiCO)

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