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UA-Denia Mediterranean Gastronomic Centre (GASTERRA) starts an online seminar series on food, nutrition and cooking skills

Translated by Irene Nieva Moratalla

Experts and professionals will address helpful strategies to design a project of a subject on cooking and learning to eat healthy. This is intended to be implemented in primary and secondary schools located in La Marina Alta county, Alicante, on an experimental basis

Series will include 11 seminars, which will take place between this Wednesday and 16 December




Alicante. Wednesday, 28 October 2020

On Wednesday, UA-Denia Mediterranean Gastronomic Centre (GASTERRA) will start a seminar series on food, nutrition, gastronomy, and cooking skills. This initiative seeks to give continuity to one of the final commitments of the D*na Fòrum, a gastronomic forum which took place in the Denia Tourism Centre (CdT) last November 2019. The aim is to implement a subject on cooking and learning to eat healthy based on Mediterranean culture and diet. Primary and secondary schools in La Marina Alta county will be the ones where this subject will be introduced on an experimental basis.

Seminars will be performed online, and leading experts in food education, nutrition, gastronomy, and cooking will take part. They will be sharing experiences and discussing the strategies and contents to start designing the subject project on learning to eat healthy and cooking.

Moreover, seminar series to disseminate knowledge about gastronomy and gastronomic tourism will follow the objectives established in GASTERRA’s cooperation agreements with the regional department of tourism and the Denia local government itself. The aim is to make the educational community and people in general aware of the importance of educating in healthy eating and gastronomic habits that are in line with local cuisine and gastronomy, in order to guarantee and promote the sustainability of the food system.

This series will present experiences and projects such as those carried out at IES Maria Ibars secondary school, Pou de la Muntanya primary school and the University of Alicante itself. In addition, other initiatives from outside Valencia will be discussed, such as the Food, Nutrition and Gastronomy Programme for Pre-school Education (PANGEI) promoted by the Spanish Nutrition Foundation, and PROFRUVE, a University of the Basque Country programme to encourage fruit and vegetables intake among children.

The series will start this Wednesday, 28 October, with the intervention of lecturer and ethnologist María Roser Cabrera González. She will give a lecture on Mediterranean food culture. Likewise, University of Alicante lecturers Eva María Trescastro López and Alba Martínez García will give a speech on the UA experience in matters of food and nutrition.



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