SLOW FOOD YOUTH NETWORK (SFYN)
The Slow Food Youth Network
The Slow Food Youth Network is celebrating food culture and local tastes and reducing food waste while championing sustainability and biodiversity in their communities and around the world.
The SFYN connects the up-and-coming generation of passionate Slow Food members around the globe. Spurred by extra energy, innovative ideas and solutions that uphold the Slow Food philosophy are shared. While upholding the Slow Food principle that food should be good, clean and fair for all, SFYN leaders are inspiring change in how we produce and consume our food on the local and global levels. The Youth Network extends its reach across the globe through community-based events like Disco Soupe celebrations, Eat-Ins, and Food Film Festivals.
SFYN around the world
Students from the University of Gastronomic Sciences and other universities together with young farmers, fishers, artisans, chefs and activists launched the SFYN in 2007. Today the network is represented in many countries – from South Korea to France, the USA and Mexico.
Stories of the Slow Food Youth Movement
New garden-to-cafeteria guide launches with bevy of resources for administrators.
World Disco Soup Day is April 29th. Lauren Nelson of Slow Food Austin gives a lively history of this global movement, and details how you can get involved.
So why is it important for students to see their school garden produce served fresh on the salad bar? Besides the obvious nutritional benefits of eating fresh produce that has traveled only 100 feet from garden to plate, there are many educational opportunities are unique to the experience of participating in the food chain that supplies school cafeterias.