Education is one of the three pillars of the Slow Food Movement’s work: from school gardens to training for professionals in the food industry; from campaigns to educational activities to raise awareness of all the different aspects of the food system. All these education initiatives are tied together by a common objective: to increase our knowledge of food and stimulate change in our food habits.

In fact, Slow Food believes that by understanding where our food comes from, how it was produced and by whom, adults and children can learn how to combine pleasure and responsibility in daily choices and appreciate the cultural and social importance of food.

Education projects differ from most food education as they are based on the idea that food means pleasure, culture and conviviality.