Nordic Food for children and youth

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Hamiltons förskola – Miljana Vulovic

Sweden

At Hamilton’s preschool, led by Miljana Vulovic, it is cultivated everywhere, in window frames, in the greenhouse and in pallet collars. The plants are chosen considering what fits in the Nordic climate and what can do good for both the human and the planet. Everyone is involved in the cultivation, the children, chefs, parents, educators, preschool manager and researchers.

The children and staff at Hamilton’s preschool have worked with researchers at NordGen for two years. With practical exercises they gain knowledge about cultivation, our Nordic cereals and genetic diversity. Knowing the earth with its own fingers and thinking about who lives in the seed creates curiosity, thoughts and new knowledge about nature’s cycles and our Nordic diversity. Miljana is the enthusiast who inspires the children to get to know our Nordic climate-smart basic raw materials and its cultural-historical value. She connects the raw material to the food the children enjoy.

Children’s quotes “You can make porridge and smoothies of oats” or “We may mix the seeds so we get flour”.