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La marmite éducative

A food education platform

The La marmite éducative virtual platform is a vast repertoire of teaching tools and professional services pertaining to healthy, local and environmentally responsible food, for youth aged 0 to 17

The challenge

Many organizations have been working over the years to develop activities and tools to encourage healthy, local and environmentally responsible food among our youth.

La marmite éducative brings together this vast array of educational tools and professional services in order to promote them and make them available in a central location for those working with young people aged 0 to 17 in early childhood settings, schools, summer camps and youth activities.

Food is a central theme in the evolution of our society, in improving the health of our communities and in fighting climate change. Through eduction, La marmite éducative aims to accelerate the adoption of healthy eating habits from an early age.

 The more we develop a child's curiosity to garden, cook, understand and experience the relationship between the earth and what we have on our plates, the greater the chances that the child will adopt and maintain healthy lifestyle habits as they grow up 

Sylvie Bernier

Olympic Champion and Chair of the Table québécoise sur la saine alimentation

Équiterre's work 

Developed by Équiterre in cooperation with the Table québécoise sur la saine alimentation (TQSA), La marmite éducative brings together a broad range of educational tools and professional services in sustainable food for those working with young Quebecers from 0 to 17 in early childhood education, schools, summer camps and youth activities.


La marmite éducative provides reliable and credible educational tools about healthy, local and environmentally responsible food from various organizations. It seeks to encourage food education initiatives, to mobilize stakeholders and to showcase the collective work done by many organizations to educate young people about healthy eating.

Objectives

  1. Promote reliable and credible educational tools about healthy, local and environmentally responsible food from different organizations;
  2. Facilitate the implementation of food education initiatives;
  3. Showcase the many organizations that have developed educational materials, services or activities for young people.

Our impact

Through this initiative, food education in Quebec's early childhood settings, schools, summer camps and youth activities has been strengthened.

400 teaching tools and professional services about healthy and sustainable food


110 organizations in Quebec have contributed resources to the platform


12,000 visits to the site since its launch


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Project history

2022

Mobilization and awareness building (Phase 4)

The platform now has more than 400 educational tools and services that are easily accessible to those who work with youth. Now the challenge is to create awareness among as many people as possible and to ensure that youth workers are mobilized to make healthy and sustainable food a key issue!

2021

Launch of La marmite éducative (Phase 3)

To the delight of our many partners, is launched!

2020

The platform takes shape (Phase 2)

A comprehensive inventory of food education tools in Quebec is produced, to be analyzed and approved by a validation committee.

2019

Focus on food education (Phase 1)

Following extensive consultations with key players in education, health, food and youth, a food education platform is drafted.

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Partners

La marmite éducative is a project developed by Équiterre in cooperation with the Table québécoise sur la saine alimentation (TQSA), through its Groupe de travail sur la saine alimentation pendant l’enfance.

This project was made possible with the financial support of the Government of Quebec.

  • Association québécoise de la garde scolaire (AQGS)
  • Association québécoise des centres de la petite enfance (AQCPE)
  • Centre de référence en agriculture et agroalimentaire du Québec (CRAAQ)
  • Centre de services scolaire de Montréal (CSSDM)
  • Coeur + AVC
  • Conseil québécois des services éducatifs à la petite enfance (CQSEPE)
  • Club des petits déjeuners
  • Croquarium
  • Équilibre
  • Extenso
  • Fédération des comités de parents du Québec
  • Fédération des éducateurs et éducatrices physiques enseignants du Québec (FÉÉPEQ)
  • Fondation Olo
  • Fondation Tremplin santé
  • Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ)
  • La Tablée des chefs
  • Les ateliers cinq épices
  • M361
  • Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ)
  • Ministère de l’Éducation du Québec (MEQ)
  • Ministère de la Famille du Québec (MFA)
  • Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec (MSSS)