Carrot bunch and leek bunch in a farm shop

Quality campaign for healthy lunchtime meals

Healthy Lunch Quality Campaign

A balanced diet is the basis for good development - especially at a young age. In the day care centres in Waldeck-Frankenberg, many children are looked after all day. A wholesome lunch is one of the basic prerequisites for growing up healthy. The district is actively promoting balanced lunchtime meals: To this end, it is working with the Technical University of Dortmund on a concept for an optimal catering system in rural day-care centres.

According to studies, food that is prepared externally and delivered daily loses important nutrients by keeping warm for a long time - and thus significantly loses quality. The aim of the campaign is to improve the catering in the day-care centres: from the cook & chill system to the preparation of fresh meals with regional food on site. The district provides financial support for the necessary renovations. The project also involves older people or people who live alone, who eat the healthy lunches together with the children.