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House of Food : organic for all of Berlin's canteens?

The public canteens in Berlin to be healthier. The red-red-green coalition has included in the coalition agreement. The proportion of organic food in day-care centres, schools, canteens, prisons, Canteens and Catering in public institutions by 2021. For this purpose, a "House of Food" is a training facility for kitchen staff.

"The employees are supposed to get taught how you can cook fresh, seasonal and regional," writes the Senate administration for justice and consumer protection, on demand. The goal is a fundamental change in the community meals, as well as a "permanent change of diet".

In the "House of Food" should be sold no food, says the Senate administration. The cooks should be trained, especially in the area of food waste. In addition, Before it could give "on-the-spot analyses" as in the urban canteens is cooked. The organic portion of the ingredients used should be increased to 60 percent and more sustainable products from regional cultivation taken into account.

market hall Nine promoted to "House of Food"

to create the "House of Food - Berlin center for good nutrition" is not yet clear. At the beginning of March an "expression of interest procedures" Europe was published. Interested promoters must submit their applications for project funding until the end of March. For the construction of the center for good nutrition, the Senate has scheduled administration for 2019 400,000 euros. For the year 2020, € 1.2 million and for 2021 1.6 million requested.

The two-year budget 2020/2021 is in December 2019 in the house of representatives debated and approved.

to want Least of all, the operator of the market hall Nine had advertised to the public, the "House of Food" to Kreuzberg. Currently, we check the structural requirements for the accommodation of such a centre, it was on demand. At the same time, the hall of the Aldi-market, announced – this is to be replaced by a DM.

This led to strong protests by local residents, would receive the Aldi. The "House of Food" could arise in the hall, independently of the introduction of the DM, so the halls operator.

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The Senate also wants to put a Logo for the new center developed. About the size of the center they wanted to make.

a model of the "House of Food" in Copenhagen. The implementation of 2009 was passed to a Foundation. This was succeeded, in the course of the past few years to increase the proportion of biologically prepared meals to about 90%, and the cost for the users of the canteens have increased. According to a study conducted by the "laboratory for urban development and nutrition" in Dortmund, has given to the Senate in order – appeared to 2018.

In Berlin, the organic portion in the form of publicly-managed canteens, therefore, currently at 15 percent. The RFP for the district offices are as a minimum proportion – these are for the organization and invitation to tender for the school meals charge.

15 percent organic content in public canteens

According to the annual report of the Student services Berlin 35.410 students participated in 2016, the daily average of the range of the Canteens is true. A total of 5.235.668 eat – 758.672 organic food were sold in the same year.

The share of organic food in relation to the number of guests in the University Canteens in Berlin, partly on the decline. In the Mensa of the Technical University to the hard mountain road, for example, was bought in 2012 to 20 percent organic-food – 2016, almost five percent less. On average, the organic consumption in the six studied Berlin's Refectories fell, according to a study from Dortmund, 18 14,81 percent.

The chefs in Copenhagen are taught how to use less meat and the whole animal, not just the noble parts. Instead of meat, more vegetables "is used in the whole variety of the seasonal offer". "Less Sweet, more seasonal fruits". By "ancient household virtues" should garbage be reduced.

In Copenhagen "House of Food", work cooks, nutrition experts, teachers, project managers, anthropologists, and designers. At the beginning of a project, the staff of a kitchen to a "stimulating lecture" an ecological operation invited. This Project kick-off should make the employees aware of why the change is important and at the same time resistance to the change to mine.

Denmark has issued, according to the study, 40 million euros over 10 years. "For the success of the change is clear, and through the policy support goals are important", - stated in the study from Dortmund, Germany. Model of the city of Munich is, therefore, in addition to Denmark. There, the model projects have already been held in kindergartens.

The center for good community meals have the goal of increasing the organic share in the Berlin community food significantly without long-term cost of the Raw goods used to produce, writes Philipp Stierand, the study's author, concluded. "This process of transformation will not occur quickly, and a long breath."

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