Nordic Food for children and youth

Goes to a person or an organization, who has developed an idea or a concept which notably has contributed to develop future generation knowledge and skills in relation to Nordic food and food culture.

Greenland – IGASA by Paarisa

The IGASA concept has given several hundred children throughout Greenland the opportunity to get in the kitchen together. Across language, gender and age, new communities have been created with healthy food as the main ingredient.

IGASA is a whole day in the kitchen for children, with a focus on creating communities and a safe environment for the children to explore new ingredients, cooking methods and tastes together. Especially how fish can and play an important role in everyday cooking and eating. At IGASA workshops, tasty food is prepared and eaten, there are physical activities, as well as learning about healthy eating and children’s rights.

Paarisa has developed the IGASA concept, and it is remarkable how they have created collaborations across partners such as UNICEF Greenland, Royal Greenland, FoodLab and the Greenland Sports Confederation. The main goal of this initiative is to create great experiences for children in the kitchen. Through both creativity and lateral thinking the aim is to rise children’s curiosity and critical approach towards food, meals, and raw ingredients.