Seasons

Annual Food Agenda organize throughout this year, 32 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

12th, 14th and 18th Feb 2019

Do you want to know more than your parents when you go shopping?

This activity reaches, primary school students from three schools in the Community of Madrid offering these school children the opportunity to simulate a purchase in the supermarket choosing the healthiest products according to the nutritional pyramid. Students are advised by IMDEA Food nutritionists, guiding them through the shopping process to choose the most suitable products for a correct diet.

30th and 31st March 2019

Let's test your confidence in food science and innovations

On 30th-31st March, during the Innovation and Science Fair that will be held in IFEMA (Madrid Trade Fair Institution) IMDEA Food and the University Autonomous of Madrid will exhibit its own stand where different workshops and experimental activities, coordinated by scientist, will be performed. This event aims to engage people on food careers and to tackle the theme "trusting in food". During the event co-creation activities are planned to be carried out through an improvisation performance practice in collaboration with CSIC.

Spain: Csic and Grupo AN

15th February 2019

Trust in Food led by Women

Within the framework of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science this activity will be organized by the CSIC, the Autonomous University of Madrid and IMDEA Food, where attendees will discover truths and lies about some myths about food. Researchers with inspiring professional careers for the new generations will run different workshops offering a critical and scientifically based opinion, which will allow students to have a broader view of some of the headlines that appear every day in the media. The activity will be moderated by Rocío Pérez, coordinator of the "Maldita Ciencia" platform, who will share her professional experience as a scientific disseminator and as an expert in denying some informative headlines, which, in many cases, make us lose confidence in the food we eat every day.

30th and 31st March 2019

Innovation and Science Fair during the Education Week

Education Week is the largest event in Spain, where more than 146,000 students, parents, teachers, tutors, head teachers and professional educators attend every year. This event takes place in IFEMA (Madrid Trade Fair Institution) where on 30th-31st march CSIC will carry out a set of hand-on activities leaded by scientist tackling the theme "trusting in food". During the event co-creation activities are planned to be carried out through an improvisation performance practice in collaboration with CSIC.

Poland: Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research and Maspex

2nd, 8th and 16th March 2019

In Food We Trust – Hands-on Workshops at Food Research Labs

A series of onsite tours accompanied with hands-on workshops for school children at the laboratories of the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research. Performing experiments with the high-tech equipment of the R&D facilities of Microbiology, Sensory Analysis, Chemical and Physical Properties of Food, Metabolimcs, Chemistry and Biodynamics of Food, as well as Food Immunology and Microbiology, pupils will get a first-hand insight into the very core of the food products they eat every day. They will crack the nutrition facts label, analyse compounds present in snacks and beverages available at school’s canteen, learn simple experiments on detecting valuable bio-actives in drinks, and dispel controversies around some food stuffs that undermine consumers’ trust in the food system. Ultimately, the workshops will empower children with the knowledge on how to take a responsibility it the food chain themselves and handle food safety at home. They will learn how to store food products appropriately, avoid cross-contamination, obey hygienic practices and follow advice of manufacturers.

21st March 2019

Building trust in food - workshops at schools

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). The workshops will be divided into three topical modules finished with a knowledge Competition task. The first module will focus on the newest information concerning nutritional recommendations and engage children in a discussion on their experiences and doubts about food selection. The second module will provide pupils with the knowledge on how to read food labels, while the third present and explain the commonly used laboratory food tests. Here, children will be offered the possibility to run the experiments independently. In the final stage of the workshops, pupils will take part in a quiz, assessing their understanding of the information presented

UK: (University of Cambridge and PepsiCO)

12th March 2019

I'm a Confused Consumer, get me out of here!

Part of Cambridge Science Festival 2019. Three short talks, followed by Q&A with the audience

12th March 2019

Millets for the millions - introducing tasty treats from an ancient grain

Part of Cambridge Science Festival 2019. Hands on activity/ stall. In the UK, this small, golden, round seed is best known as bird food, but we want to demonstrate it is a very tasty food source for us as well. High in fibre and naturally gluten-free, it is a perfect addition to the modern food plate. From porridge, biscuits and cakes to curries and polentas, there are many delicious recipes to try. Millets are quick to grow, full of important nutrients and they are a key crop of the semi-arid tropics in Asia and Africa due to their resistance to heat and drought. This ancient grain has potential to become a main staple food again, however in many areas this cereal has lost popularity.

#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

1st April 2019

Visiting IMDEA Food Nutrigenomics Interactive Center

Three Schools from different areas of Spain, like Madrid and Murcia (RIS Area), will visit the Interactive Nutrigenomic Centre (CIN) located at IMDEA Food. This interactive museum currently presents its exhibition entitled ‘SNP: Salud y Nutrición Personalizada’, i.e., “Health and Personalised Nutrition” to communicate the importance of nutrition in human health and the relationship between genetics and the effects of food on health. Via scientifically validated interactive surveys, the exhibition allows visitors to understand their degree of adherence to the Mediterranean Diet, their chronotype, and the involvement of their emotions in their food choices.

24th April 2019

Visiting IMDEA Food Nutrigenomics Interactive Center

Three Schools from different areas of Spain, like Madrid and Murcia (RIS Area), will visit the Interactive Nutrigenomic Centre (CIN) located at IMDEA Food. This interactive museum currently presents its exhibition entitled ‘SNP: Salud y Nutrición Personalizada’, i.e., “Health and Personalised Nutrition” to communicate the importance of nutrition in human health and the relationship between genetics and the effects of food on health. Via scientifically validated interactive surveys, the exhibition allows visitors to understand their degree of adherence to the Mediterranean Diet, their chronotype, and the involvement of their emotions in their food choices.

18th May 2019

Food producers: present and future generations

CSIC and Grupo AN in collaboration with the University Autonomous of Madrid-IMDEA Food, will bring food producers closer to consumers through an event where experts in consumer science and in new food technologies will present opportunities and threats on food trends

Spain: Csic and Grupo AN

13th April 2019

Days of Exaltation and Festivals of the Vegetable - Tudela - Navarra

The Days of Exaltation and Festivals of the Vegetable are celebrated in the Navarra de Tudela locality during ten days, generally in the first fortnight of May or from the end of April. These days began to be celebrated in Tudela in 1986, date in which the Order of the Volatín along with the City council of Tudela organized the first activities around the vegetable. The AN Group, partner of the #AnnualFoodAgenda project, together with numerous companies and socio-cultural groups of the city, come together in these days which are considered as regional tourist interest holidays in Navarra.

1st June 2019

Visiting The House of Science in Seville

In collaboration with scientists of the "House of Science" in Seville (RIS area) and chefs, a wide vision about future food and future kitchen will be presented. The event will get- together different actors in the food arena to draw the next era on Food and the future food consumer generations. This activity will address general public focusing on families.

Poland: Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research and Maspex

16th April 2019

Today’s and tomorrow's consumers - Students workshops

Have you ever thought what kind of a consumer you are? Have you noticed any new food trends? The food around us is changing at an incredible speed. This workshop is a perfect occasion for enlarging your knowledge about food trends and consumers’ behaviour. Content of the workshops will be developed by specialists from Maspex and scientists from the Polish Academy of Sciences. Place: Cracow University of Economics, Address: ul. Rakowicka 27, 31-510 Kraków

8th June 2019

Science Picnic

A series of experiments, workshops and demonstrations delivered by researchers and industry experts, showcasing the influence of science and industry-enabled innovations in the food sector on the health and well-being of consumers. Children and their parents will get a first-hand insight into the latest Europe-wide trends that revolutionize the way we produce, deliver, consume and recycle our food. Place: Olsztyn, Old Town district.

UK: (University of Cambridge and PepsiCO)

18th May 2019

Amazing Algae

Hands on activity/ stall. Set in Cambridge University Botanic Garden’s 40 acres, the Festival of Plants celebrates the wonder of plants at a beautiful time of year. Cambridge University researchers will showcase the many fascinating uses of algae, including for the sustainable supply of food and vitamins in the future. Dissemination materials will be created.

12th June 2019

Are you ready for a Food Revolution?

This event will be made up of a talk, given by three industry professionals, with various perspectives on the April-June AnnualFoodAgenda theme of ‘Food trends and future consumers.’.This will encourage active discussion about sustainability and the future of our food and make our audience question where and why these developments are happening. We will ask audience to participate in a short survey following the talk to enable us to see how they found it and what they learnt. Following the talk we will host an informal drinks and discussion session in the library where our speakers will be open to answering questions for smaller groups or individuals. This informal session will include a side space for testing EIT project FutureKitchen Virtual Reality series and surveying them.

#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

July 2019

Escaping from the Museum

As part of the activities organized by the University Autonomous of Madrid, for school children attending to its Scientific Summer Camp, a scape room game will be run. Pupils will face different challenges to escape from the IMDEA Food Interactive Nutrigenomic Museum using the knowledge gained on personalized and healthier nutrition during the event.

September 2019 (to be confirmed)

Healthier Nutrition. Myths and Facts

This event will reach consumers from rural areas and food producers aiming to disclosure some myths and facts around healthier and personalize nutrition that could means opportunities and threats for their health and their business. The University Autonomous of Madrid-IMDEA Food and Grupo AN will lead this event in collaboration with CSIC.

Spain: Csic and Grupo AN

July 2019

Summer Camp in the Natural Science Museum

During the month of July several groups of school children will attend to the camp organized by the Natural Science Museum where they will have the opportunity to Learn in a fun and entertaining way, to take a healthy diet and lifestyle.

sSeptember 2019 (to be confirmed)

Healthier Nutrition. Myths and Facts

This event will reach consumers from rural areas and food producers aiming to disclosure some myths and facts around healthier and personalize nutrition that could means opportunities and threats for their health and their business. The University Autonomus of Madrid-IMDEA Food and Grupo AN will lead this event in collaboration with CSIC.

Poland: Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research and Maspex

August 2019

Healthier Nutrition is possible - happening

Think about what you eat. Try to improve your healthy lifestyle and make food choices wisely. It is easier than you think. Representatives from Maspex and Polish Academy of Sciences will show you how to do it. Place: ul. Chopina 10, 34-100 Wadowice

September 2019

“Inspirational facts about the food” during Maspex Open Days in Wadowice and Tychy

Think about what you eat. Try to improve your healthy lifestyle and make food choices wisely. It is easier than you think. Representatives from Maspex and Polish Academy of Sciences will show you how to do it. Place: ul. Chopina 10, 34-100 Wadowice and ul. Strefowa 2, 43-100 Tychy

UK: (University of Cambridge and PepsiCO)

15th August

What Does it Matter? Linking Food to Health

Public screening of the 2008 film 'Food Matters' (www.foodmatters.com/films). Followed by Q&A with a panel of Cambridge experts in public health, nutrition and plant science.

September 2019 (to be confirmed)

Snackington in Schools

This game about a community, where healthy food can be hard to find, will be taken into schools. Here we will engage with a younger audience about how unhealthy foods can be more prevalent in advertising and shops and how to be aware of it and look for the healthier alternatives.

#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

3rd October 2019 (to be confirmed)

Cross Kick Hackathon: Food Wasting

The proposed challenge to be solved is “How can digital tools help tackling food waste” targeting millennials, food stake holders and entrepreneurships.

December 2019

AnnualFoodAgenda in Metro Madrid

For one day, the #AnnualFoodAgenda project will be presented in the Metro of Madrid, leading passengers through the Food Sustainability trip. Hands-on activities and workshops will take place in one of the main Metro station of Madrid to engage consumers around the Food Sustainability Topic.

Spain: Csic and Grupo AN

November 2019

Science and Food Sustainability in The Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid

During the Science Week, when the Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid will celebrate in November, different workshops and consumer co-creation activities will be performed. Food sustainability will be the main focus of the hand-on activities and workshops that will take place during the event, using playful and participatory approaches to engage general public.

October 2019 (to be confirmed)

Scientist Cafe in "Casa de Fieras del Retiro". Is food sustainability feasible? Let's talk about it

Researchers from CSIC and the Autonomous University of Madrid will hold informal talks at the Casa de Fieras Library, thus bringing research on future and healthier nutrition to the general public outside the academic sphere, at the Retiro Park in Madrid.

Poland: Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research and Maspex

October 2019

Why so wasteful?

From our farms to grocery stores to dinner tables, 30 percent of the food we grow is never eaten. We can do better. During this #AnnualFoodAgenda activity we’ll teach you a number of simple routines that will help you reduce your food waste and help the environment. You will learn how to buy, store and cook food in a wise and efficient way. You will also get familiarized with the activities well-established food companies and start-ups are undertaking to contribute to reduced food waste burden. Place: Pending

December 2019

I want to know more about food production - happening

Do you like skiing in the fresh air in the natural environment? And après-ski? Something tasty and nourishing to eat would be a pleasure. But have you ever thought about how food is made and how food production impacts our environment? When you take a short break in your skiing, you can visit us at our #AnnualFoodAgenda point, and we will present you with some interesting information about these topics. Place: Ski slope Czarny Groń, Osiedle Praciaki 91, 34-125 Rzyki

UK: (University of Cambridge and PepsiCO)

15th October 2019

Working towards a sustainable future food system: what are the priorities?

Public talk by University of Cambridge experts and industry representatives, followed by Q&A. Part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2019.

20th October 2019

Is this fruit in season?

Hands-on activity in the Schools' Garden at the University of Cambridge Botanic Garden, designed to educate children about seasonality of fruit in the UK, how different fruits grow, and how to make the most sustainable choices. Part of the region's largest 'Apple Day'.