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UN agencies boost nutritional education in Cuba

Havana, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Students from the Juan Tomas Roig elementary school in Havana starred on Wednesday in the "Cooking, a game for everyone" TV programme, under the direction of French filmmaker Dominique Clement.

The audiovisual series is a joint initiative between the World Food Program (WFP), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

According to the director, on Wednesday was the last day of recording for the production, which had as its main locations the Vista Hermosa and Doña Maria farms in Havana, as part of the project that brings together children, youngsters and adults, who learn about working in the fields and cooking.

“We have recorded a series of 10 programs of 8 minutes each. Each episode has its own recipe with the products grown on the farm where we film these projects,” Clement explained.

Meanwhile, the representative of the Doña Maria Local Development Project, Maria Paco noted that the television proposal is consistent with the principles of nutritional education that she advocates.

As part of that initiative, children go once a month to her farm to cook, learn to eat vegetables, diversify their diet and make it healthier from a local perspective, without having to buy imported, prepared or junk food.

To their cultural heritage, children add agricultural, ecological and cooking knowledge and experiences, with the purpose of transmitting them and even making them their future profession.