children playing

Food for thought

Printer-friendly versionSend by emailPDF version
Editorial. An Appetite for Life: Young children, food and eating. Children in Europe, Issue10, 2006
Cremaschi, Ferruccio
Publication Date: 
1 Jan 2006

Download PDF from Attachments field below. Reprinted with permission of Children in Europe.

PDF icon Foodforthought.pdf163.8 KB

Excerpt from the article:

Childhood and food, taken together, are topical subjects. They lead us down many paths: nutrition, health, psychology, sociology, anthropology, psychoanalysis, the economy... In editing this issue, I came across many significant issues. In choosing what to include, I put myself in the place of a child attending a nursery or school: what does meal time mean during the day? how important is it? how is it offered? what implication does it have for the child's overall development? I have also prioritised certain issues that I want to share with you.