Menorca on the school plate

Spain

Short presentation

School canteens opt for menus based on local, seasonal and organic products

Goals

- Consolidate the local project of the island by integrating the school canteens of Menorca
- Focus on local and ecological products, more sustainable

Contexte (territory issues, targeted audience)

Menorca is the easternmost and northernmost island of the Balearic Islands (Spain), as well as one of the northernmost islands in the Mediterranean. It is the second largest and third in population of the Balearic archipelago.
It was declared a Biosphere Reserve on October 8, 1993 by Unesco. Menorca has a population of 94,559 inhabitants, making it the third most populated island in the Balearic Islands, after Mallorca and Ibiza. In summer the 200,000 inhabitants are exceeded due to tourism.

Actions implemented

It is a pilot project of its own that wants to consolidate the local project of the island in the school canteens of Menorca schools. The execution was carried out in the 2018-2019 school year and it was established that it will continue for three more school years. To carry out the project, a nutritionist, executor of the project, has been hired. In the first year, 3 school canteen companies (canteens) joined the project, serving 23 schools and nursery schools on the island. In the second year, results can already be verified, but the first data indicates that in school canteens as of September 2018, only 5% of the island's vegetables and fruit are consumed. Therefore, the project tries to connect local farmers with the kitchens of the school canteens.
Global cost (in Euros) : 65 000 €

Other information

Project's start year : 2018

Structure

Associacio Leader Illa De Menorca (Non profit organization )
Plaza Biosfera
57702 Mao
+34971355660 tbp.leader@cime.es
Contact : Gonçal Seguí Chinchilla
http://www.leadermenorca.org

Supported by LEADER

Leader Island of Menorca Association