Children call for a healthy and sustainable food system

Once again, the city’s children joined forces and engaged in collective reflection to convey a message through the annual Children’s Proclamation. On this occasion, they made the case for a healthy and sustainable food system, responding to the task given to them by the Mayor last November.

11/02/2022 13:00 h

Ajuntament de Barcelona

Under the slogan “Children eat healthy and sustainably”, a thousand pupils in their third, fourth, fifth or sixth year at primary schools and special education centres around Barcelona produced this year’s Children’s Proclamation, seeking guarantees on the right to healthy and sustainable food and the right to health.

“We are part of nature
hence it’s something we must nurture.
Good food at its most delicious
a seasonal diet you’ll find nutritious.”

The verses delivered by the children are the result of joint reflection and constitute a list of good practices to promote city children’s access to a good diet, for their health and for the environment, able to be shared with the entire education community.

The proclamation is also an initiative to promote the observation of students, a proactive approach for researching their own areas from a critical perspective and an introduction to participatory processes.

You can read the proclamation in full here (in Catalan): (LINK)

The Children’s Proclamation regains a face-to-face format

After the 2021 edition was forced to adopt a virtual format due to the health situation caused by Covid-19, this year’s proclamation regained a face-to-face format with a scaled-down ceremony in the Saló de Cent. A thousand children helped create and draft the speech, and the ceremony in the Saló de Cente was attended by children representing 28 classes from the 20 schools which took part in the project.

Start of festivities for the winter version of Barcelona’s local festival

This year’s reading of the Children’s Proclamation once again signalled the start of the festivities for Santa Eulàlia, which are set to fill the streets with tradition, popular culture and parades from 11 to 13 February.

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