Second Families for Positive Eating Program ended last wednesday, June 19th. Eat better, more organic and local, recognize the good products and specialized shops, eating more efficiently without spending more: participants and stakeholders met at the area of Haute-Combe to share their experience. 21 families took part this year in the challenge that brought them together, every month, in various thematic workshops: cooking vegetable proteins, discovering anti-waste actions, visiting an organic citrus orchard, gardening. The challenge is a great success because of the level of attendance and the change in eating habits that result.
Participants increased their consumption of organic products by 26%, which represents up to 79% of purchases for the winning team. The goal aimed to contain price of the meals, this challenge is a success as well because families have observed a decrease of 26 cents on average. A good way to contest false arguments criticizing the presumed expansive price of a better quality food.
MEAD and the City thank families and stakeholders for their involvement in this action and are already planning a third challenge next year.