What will we eat in the future? Sustainability, crickets and earthworms.

MHM nutrition workshop for families


At 18.00 in the garden or the conference hall of the Medicine History Museum.

Participation in the workshop is free of charge by registering on the website here or by phone 26644548.

Today, more and more attention is being paid to climate change, the ecosystem and the interactions between its participants - the link between humans, animals and plants, how people use the planet's resources and how food is produced.

Thinking about human and animal health and well-being, as well as what planet we will leave for future generations, researchers and food producers in the world and in Latvia are developing various novelty foods that could be an important part of our diet in the future - different alternatives to meat products with a wide offer of protein sources. In their production, crickets, earthworms, as well as various raw materials of plant origin are used.

The workshop will be led by Ilga Gedrovica, a leading researcher at the Faculty of Food Technology of the Latvia University of Agriculture, together with nutritionist Linda Valkovska, who will introduce us to the nutrition of the future, what new products we can expect to see on our plates in the coming years, and what the meaning is of balanced, healthy food that is at the same time also environmentally friendly. Participants will be able to taste unusual snacks of the future.

Ilga Gedrovica is an assistant professor and leading researcher at the Faculty of Food Technology of the Latvia University of Agriculture. Her research interests include future nutrition and the use of earthworms as a source of protein.

Linda Valkovska is a nutritionist. Educated at Riga Stradiņš University. Linda is deeply interested in food science, as well as healthy and delicious cooking.

The number of participants in the workshops is limited. The workshop will be held in Latvian. The event will be photographed and the photos taken during it will be published in the post about the event on the internet as well as used for publicity of the project.

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.

Classes are organised by Pauls Stradiņš Medicine History Museum in cooperation with SIA “OnPlate”. “MHM nutrition workshops for families” are implemented by European Social Fund project No. “Complex health promotion and disease prevention measures”.


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