2021-05-25

Cooking together, elderly and youngster

A European culinary initiative that crosses borders and generations

Silver Fourchette, an organization that wishes to promote a balanced and environmentally friendly diet adapted to the elderly, is organising a cross-border and intergenerational culinary meeting, thanks to the European INTERREG cooperation project.   

From April to December 2021, the project will gather seniors and children from Switzerland and France, to cook recipes and taste various meals prepared with local products from both countries. The participants will cross the border to live a fun and intercultural experience around good food. At the end of these encounters, the partner organizations will produce and diffuse a bilingual cooking dictionary. 

As a matter of fact, children and seniors are often victims of stereotypes and preconceived ideas about the way they should eat. The aim of the initiative is to think about those stereotypes with them, in a friendly manner, both theoretically and practically, and review the good eating habits to adopt as we get older, and to discuss themes such as sustainable food, food waste, the seasonality of products and the importance of local producers for a sustainable diet. 

The aim of this project is to stimulate inter-generational exchanges between French and Swiss citizens, in order to encourage the transmission of knowledge, experiences, and skills while fighting against the isolation of the elderly. Thanks to this project, the participants will: 

  • have a better understanding of the link between diet and good health  
  • gain knowledge on age-related nutritional needs and on how easy it is to make suitable recipes! 
  • create personal bonds between cross-border seniors and between young and old people 
  • know more about Swiss and French local cultures.

Hopefully, we will get to taste some of the delicious meals!

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