MHM nutrition workshops for families

12.08.2021. - 02.09.2021.

Pauls Stradiņš Medicine History Museum, in cooperation with SIA “OnPlate”, invites everyone to the series of classes “MHM nutrition workshops for families”. In the workshops, we will learn in an interactive way about sustainability and food of the future, the impact of seasonal and regional products on health and the environment, a healthy menu for school children and the role of nutrition in promoting emotional health for young people.

Participation in the workshops is free of charge by registering here or by phone 26644548.

12 August at 18.00 we invite you to attend the nutrition workshop “How do the seasons taste? Local and seasonal food”, where nutritionist Veronika Avdejeva will introduce the participants to the benefits of seasonal nutrition. In the class, you will be able to find out what impact our diet and shopping habits have on the environment, what the benefits of choosing seasonal and local products are, and what sustainable nutrition means. Participants will be able to test their knowledge in a practical way, both by tasting less popular local vegetables, and by testing their own skills to grow something healthy at home on the windowsill.

19 August at 18.00 “Healthy snacks workshop. A guide to the school children’s menu” will take place, where the nutritionist Veronika Avdejeva will introduce the participants to the basic principles of children's nutrition. In the workshop we will focus on the school children’s menu - the basic principles of its formation, how parents and the educational institution can influence the child's eating habits and promote healthy choices, what the basic principles are that make daily meal planning for children easier. During the class, special attention will be paid to the evaluation of product ingredients. Participants will be able to prepare and taste snacks from healthy ingredients and get inspiration for different recipes.

26 August at 18.00 the workshop “What will we eat in the future? Sustainability, crickets and earthworms” will take place, where the leading researcher of the Faculty of Food Technology of the Latvia University of Agriculture Dr. sc. ing. Ilga Gedrovica and nutritionist Linda Valkovska will introduce the participants to the nutrition of the future. We will focus on human and animal health and well-being, how people use the planet's resources, and future nutrition research. Participants will be able to taste unusual snacks of the future and engage in a discussion by asking questions.

2 September at 18.00 “Workshop for young people. Food and emotional health” will take place, where psychotherapist Laura Valaine will introduce the participants to the link between food and psycho-emotional health. During the workshop, we will discuss the link between nutrition and mental health and the benefits that a balanced diet offers for our emotional health. We will look at emotional eating and see how food can be a self-help practice. Participants will be able to try conscious eating training and exercise to promote the perception of a positive body image.

Number of participants in the workshops is limited. The workshops will be held in Latvian.

The classes will be held at MHM garden or MHM conference room, Ukrainas neatkarības street 1, Riga.

Workshop attendees, except for children under 12 years of age, must present a COVID certificate confirming vaccination or recovery from Covid-19, or a negative test result.

“MHM nutrition workshops for families” are implemented by European Social Fund project No. “Complex health promotion and disease prevention measures”.


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