- Set up the networking office as a programme, project, or new entity within your organisation.
- For the basis of your work, identify the terms of and guidance for healthy nutrition provided by official or expert organisations.
- Identify and connect with existing resources and stakeholders committed to healthy food, catering services, and sustainable nutrition education in day care institutions and schools.
- Support the exchange of information, arrange regional advisory services, and promote intensive networking and the sharing of experiences among stakeholders through:
- workshops for decision-makers;
- consultations with school teams;
- advanced training courses and upskilling initiatives for professionals;
- working advice and tips on the homepage or in newsletters;
- answering questions on the topic by telephone or via email;
- developing further web applications or digital tools.
More Issues To Consider
- Changes in kindergarten and school meal provision are long-term processes.
- Building and sharing knowledge about public meals for young people, generating action towards sustainability, and forging connections with various stakeholder groups are the chief driving forces of the networking office.
- Changes in food culture or food perceptions may take a long time.
- The participation of all stakeholders (kindergarten and school authorities, teachers, caterers, and parents) is important in developing clear, relevant, and sustainable concepts for the supply of daily meals.