School Meals and the public domain. ESRC – Festival of Social Science 2007 Cooking numbers and eating words: using data to investigate food, lifestyle and health Leeds, March, 9 th 2007. Mara Miele School of City and Regional Planning Cardiff University, UK. The project .
ESRC – Festival of Social Science 2007
Cooking numbers and eating words: using data to investigate food, lifestyle and health
Leeds, March, 9 th 2007
School of City and Regional Planning
Cardiff University, UK
“Through creative public procurement, school meals could deliver a multiple dividend:
(Morgan and Morley, 2002)
“School catering can facilitate a formative, educational and socialising journey that can enable school-age children to get to know each other, compare themselves, while highlighting and stressing that despite their different tastes, inclinations, sexualities and socio-economic backgrounds, they all share the affective problems and the symbolism that underline consumption.”
Rosa Bianco Finocchiaro, coordinator, interregional programme on food communication and education
Average food consumption in Italy: the Mediterranean components of the Italian Diet (kg per capite per annum)
Source. INEA, L’agricoltura italiana conta, 1995, 1996, 1997, L’informatore zootecnico after EU Commission report
Section 4, art. 59, law 23, December 1999, no. 488, Disposition on the annual and long-term State budget (Financial Law 2000), Gazzetta Ufficiale no. 302, December 27, 1999 (Suppl. Ord. No. 2227).
“To guarantee the promotion of organic agricultural production of ‘quality’ food products, public institutions that operate hospital and school canteens will provide in the daily diet the use of organic, typical and traditional products, as well as those from denominated areas, taking into account the guidelines and other recommendations of the National Institute of Nutrition. Public contracts for such services will be subject to art. 23, paragraph 1, letter b) of Law Decree, 17 March, 1995, no. 157 and later modifications, assigning primary importance to the quality of the agricultural products to be supplied.”
SPECIAL MEALS are provided , with products in substitution for meat (vegetarian), dairy products, tomato, fish, eggs, gluten or flour (for pupils with food intolerance), or with relation to the culture or religion.
Annual Subscription: € 18.08 (UK£12.50 )
A) Entire rate € 3.12 (UK£ 2.16) for a meal.
B) Reduced rate € 1.56 (UK£ 1.08) for a meal: for household with annual capita income 0 - € 5,560 (UK£ 3,848) inclusive
For family units with more children in the school, a reduction of 20% above the entire and reduced rate for the school measl is provided.
C) Exemption from payment: for household unit with an annual capita income no higher than € 3,445 (UK£ 2,384 s)
“Not knowing who cooks their food has a negative emotional influence on the relationship children have with the food they eat”
Catering company dietician
“Giving children the choice is a problem”
“If the children are allowed to have only the second course, they put it in bread and then they only have a sandwich; they won’t eat a proper meal.”
(Catering company dietician)